Plant ID forum: Helleborus; for ID

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 7, 2015 4:40 AM CST
I'm back with better views of the mystery plant.
It's not MayApple.

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 7, 2015 4:52 AM CST
The shape of the leaves remind me of Helleborus... Helleborus purpurascens?
https://www.google.be/search?q=helleborus+leaves&rlz=1C1CHWA...
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 7, 2015 4:58 AM CST
Bonitin. I will take that as an answer. Now that its fully open it looks that way to me too.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 7, 2015 8:37 AM CST
Helleborus purpurascens is native to Europe, so it wouldn't likely be that one in NY presumably.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 7, 2015 9:17 AM CST
I too thought Helleborus, it is similar to Helleborus purpurascens but I don't think Myriam was saying it is a certainty? There's several species and many hybrids.

http://www.phytoimages.siu.edu/imgs/Cusman1/r/Ranunculaceae_...

Helleborus bocconei is very similar..

http://www.imagejuicy.com/images/plants/h/helleborus/14/

http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/index2.php?scientifi...

I'm afraid with Hellebores, unless the plant has been bought correctly named from a reliable source then it's always going to be guess work.

Did you buy a Hellebore? Seeds can be transported by wind or animals, and people grow all sorts of non-native plants.

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The thread "Helleborus for ID" in Plant ID forum

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 7, 2015 9:52 AM CST
What was throwing me off, and admittedly it's a long time since I've grown hellebores, is that the leaves of this plant are lobed.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
May 7, 2015 10:51 AM CST
You guys are amazing. I'll take hellebore as I have many in that area.
It must be a seed. Its sprouted from between the old bark and wood of a stump.
I know I didnt plant it.
Thanks everyone.

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