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Hellebore flowers

Hellebore flowers are beautiful and useful plants, but you have to know what they are, and you couldn’t find many people who had any idea. Thus, here we provide a little bit of background on Hellebore. Hellebore flowers are members of the genus Helleborus, there being at least 17 species in that genus.

Hellebore flower photos:

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Hellebore flowers

So, in order to put them in context:

  • There are about 27 species of hellebores
  • About 15 species have been described by Linnaeus (1753-1775)
  • Helleborus is the genus name
  • Helleborus means “lion-hair”

So that is a lot of information. We’ll take it one step at a time (or maybe two steps if you like). You’ll need to know the following:

  • What is a hellebore flower?
  • What does it smell like? What does it taste like? How does it grow? Where is it from?

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