Helleborus Niger

Helleborus niger, commonly called Christmas rose or black hellebore, is an evergreen perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is poisonous.

Although the flowers resemble wild roses (and despite its common name), Christmas rose does not belong to the rose family (Rosaceae).

Read more about Helleborus Niger:  Description, Horticulture, Poisonous Constituents, Folklore and Early Medicinal Uses

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