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Helleborus multifidus subsp. hercegovinus (Ferny hellebore)

H. multifidus subsp. hercegovinus is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with erect stems bearing leaves divided into numerous linear, toothed, veined, mid-green leaflets, hairy beneath. Cymes of pendent, cup-shaped or conical, green flowers bloom in late winter and early spring.
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Veratrum album (White hellebore)

Other names: White false helleborine

V. album is a perennial with large, pleated, elliptic leaves. In summer, it bears leafy spikes of star-shaped, yellow-green flowers.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Other names: Barfoot, Bearfoot, Bear's foot , Foetid hellebore, Ox heel, Setterwort, Stinkwort

H. foetidus is a clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with palmate, leathery leaves divided into linear or narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaflets and sturdy, upright stems bearing nodding, bell-shaped, often purple-edged, pale green flowers from midwinter into spring.
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Veratrum californicum (California false hellebore)

Other names: California corn lily, Wild corn, Cow cabbage, Western false hellebore

V. californicum is a robust, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with a sturdy, erect, unbranched stem bearing large, elliptic, veined, mid- to bright green leaves and, in summer, terminal panicles of star-shaped, white flowers followed by spherical seeds heads.
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Ultimate height 2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Veratrum nigrum (Black false hellebore)

Other names: Dark-flowered white hellebore

V. nigrum is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with pleated, broadly elliptic, mid- to dark green leaves and erect stems bearing large panicles of pungent, star-shaped, maroon or dark reddish-brown flowers in summer.
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Ultimate height 1.2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Epipactis palustris (Marsh helleborine)

Other names: Marsh orchid, Marsh epipactis, Helleborine palustris, Limodorum palustre

E. palustris is a terrestrial, rhizomatous, deciduous orchid with oblong to ovate, mid-green basal leaves and, in summer, an erect stem bearing narrowly lance-shaped stem leaves and a one-sided raceme of veined, purple-brown to reddish-brown flowers, greenish-white on the reverse with a yellow-marked, white lower petal. Flowers are followed by brown seed capsules containing tiny, dust-like seeds.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Epipactis gigantea (Giant helleborine)

Other names: Stream orchid, Poor man's lady slipper, Epipactis americana, Helleborine giganteum, Arthrochilium giganteum, Amesia gigantea, Chatterbox

E. gigantea is a terrestrial, rhizomatous, deciduous orchid with upright stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, bright green leaves and, from spring to early summer, loose, terminal spikes of nodding, yellow-green, often purple-flushed flowers with recurved upper petals and maroon to purple-brown veins.
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Helleborus purpurascens (Lenten rose 'Purple')

Other names: Purple hellebore, Christmas rose

H. purpurascens is an herbaceous perennial with green, divided foliage that may be purple tinted. In late winter to early spring, before the appearance of leaves, it bears dainty, nodding, cup-shaped purple flowers with creamy stamens on purple stems.
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Ultimate spread 0.45m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Cephalanthera longifolia (Narrow-leaved helleborine)

Other names: Sword-leaved helleborine, White lady

C. longifolia is an erect terrestrial orchid with narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and spike-like racemes of bell-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer.
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Eranthis hyemalis (Winter aconite)

Other names: Winter hellebore, Winter wolf's bane, Aconite Winter

E. hymalis are small perennials with cheery, yellow flowers that sit above lobed, fresh-green leaves in late winter to early spring.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 0.1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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