Helleborus orientalis

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Helleborus orientalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Helleborus
Species: H. orientalis
Binomial name
Helleborus orientalis

Helleborus orientalis, known as the lenten rose,[1] is a perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, native to Greece and Turkey.[2] It was described by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1789.[2]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Helleborus orientalis Lam.". Flora Europaea. Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 29 January 2015.