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Winter aconite

Eranthis hyemalis

Description:

It is commonly known as winter aconite, and is valued in cultivation as one of the earliest of all flowers to appear. As a spring ephemeral plant, its life cycle exploits the deciduous woodland canopy, flowering at the time of maximum sunlight reaching the forest floor, then completely dying back to its underground tuber after flowering.

Habitat:

Mixed oak-hornbeam forest.

Notes:

All parts of the plant are poisonous when consumed by humans and other mammals, because it contains cardiac glycosides.

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Sarajevo, Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 43.85, Long: 18.39

Spotted on Feb 4, 2017
Submitted on Feb 4, 2017

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