stinking hellebore


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Noun1.stinking hellebore - digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internallystinking hellebore - digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally
hellebore - any plant of the Eurasian genus Helleborus
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It is sometimes known as the stinking hellebore because if you crush the leaves there can be a pungent aroma.
And even in winter, there's still plenty to see, particularly the winter-flowering heathers and delightfully-named stinking hellebore.
GOOD IDEA: Plant it as a lone specimen in a lawn or among early-flowering perennials like the stinking hellebore. As it's a slow-growing shrub, it's also ideal for containers.
A fine-leaved form close to our own native helleborus foetidus, the stinking hellebore. Handsome in partial shade, North facing rockeries or woodland.
Gary McLardy reports blooming stinking hellebore (quite a rare plant round here) in Sefton's dune sys-tem.
Plants found in the parish which appear on the national Rare Plants Register include frog and greater butterfly orchid, Good King Henry, stinking hellebore, petty whin, heath dog violet, juniper, Jacob's ladder, lesser skullcap and large-leaved lime.
For earlier flowers pick the stinking hellebore, which has pale green flowers and self seeds to form large clumps and the beautiful Christmas rose, with cup-shaped white flowers with golden centres.
Helleborus foetidus (the stinking hellebore) is a top-class perennial that exists in several forms.