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Greek Hellebore

Helleborus cyclophyllus


Medium tufted, stemless, perennial. Leaves mostly basal, not overwintering, with 5-9, toothed, leaflets, hairy beneath; leaves on flowering scapes smaller, with 3-5 leaflets. Flowers few, pale yellowish-green, bowl-shaped, 40-60 mm; sepals broad.


Woods and thickets and hillslopes, on rather dry soils. Central and South Yugoslavia and the Balkans -not on the islands. Here in Kouri natural forest near Asvestochori (Thessaloniki, Greece).


Greek name: Ελλέβορος ο κυκλόφυλλος. Greek common names: Σκάρφη, Κάρπη

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Δήμος Πυλαίας - Χορτιάτη, Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

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