Self-establishing in abundance around plants of this that had been planted in the Botanic Gardens. A few are flowering and are different in flower colours from the plant immediately adjacent. No equivalent seedling establishment was taking place round H. niger or H. argutifolius.
Helleborus hybridus - one of the modern cultivars flowering in my garden
Helleborus orientalis cultivar
Germinated in the cracks in the paving in our frontyard
Bloom in March during Lent. Not indigenous to TN.
Each leaflet about 4" long and toothed an sharp to touch, very stiff. Stems not round