Is this a hellebore seedling?

thomas521(z5 OH)May 6, 2006

Probably an easy question, but I've never grown a hellebore before. I planted 5 seeds outside in a container last November, and now I have this seedling growing:

Is it a hellebore seedling, or a weed?

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winterblues2003(z7 wa.)

It does not look like a hellebore seedling to me........????

    Bookmark   May 8, 2006 at 2:27AM
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Lgkovalcik(z7 AL)

Which Hellebore seeds did you plant? It doesn't look like my H. x hybrids.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2006 at 9:56AM
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thomas521(z5 OH)

It was a mixture of various types. Here's the description from the seller:

http://www.valueseeds.com/item-2958.html

    Bookmark   May 10, 2006 at 3:43PM
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tiarella(7b)

The pic isn't too clear but it might be a bloodroot. They both grow in the shade. It has a thick orangy rhizhome and looks like a cut off finger when it's broken! Ugh! Other than that it would get white flowers in the spring and is considered a spring ephemeral but mine last most of the summer and into the fall sometimes. The plant not the flower! Try looking it up on Hortiplex for a better look.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2006 at 12:31PM
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thomas521(z5 OH)

I looked at the pictures of bloodroot on Hortiplex, and I don't think that's what I have. At any rate, it looks like it must be a weed, because a similar seedling just popped up in a container where I planted strawberry seeds. Oh well, I guess I'll have to keep playing the waiting game with these hellebore seeds.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2006 at 3:14PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Hang onto your seed pot...If you planted them outdoors in November without giving them at least 45 days moist at room temperature first, it could be next late winter/early spring before they germinate.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2006 at 3:44PM
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jburesh1388(z8 WA)

It looks like columbine to me. I planted a number of columbine seeds this year and they all look like that.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2006 at 7:46PM
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thomas521(z5 OH)

Thaks for your help, everyone. I decided to post this on the Name That Plant forum, and see what they have to say. I'll certainly keep this container around until sometime next year. Hopefully I'll get at least one hellebore from it...

Here is a link that might be useful: Columbine seedlings... or not?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2006 at 4:05PM
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