Is this plant a helebore?

KittyKat77(z7 GA)May 4, 2005

I posted this on "Name that plant!" and so far the only response I got suggested some type of helibore. Thought I'd ask the experts if this could be the case:



Thanks!

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MichaelB_MAz6(z6 Malden, MA)

Since no one is responding I'll jump in. This forum goes strangly dormant sometime). It does look like a hellebore. One of the orientalis hybrids...but, I want to say it is not...and I am not 100% sure why. Is this a recent picture form this spring or last summer?

Maybe someone of the more knowledgable folks will jump in.

Michael

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 4:33PM
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KittyKat77(z7 GA)

These pictures were taken yesterday and day before yesterday, when I first noticed this odd plant under my gardenia bush. I suspect it's just a weed, but I got curious and wanted an idnetification before I just dig it out. If it turns out to be a beneficial flowering plant I'll leave it to flourish...

thanks for responding!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 4:51PM
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carol23_gw

It's not a hellebore.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 7:25AM
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MichaelB_MAz6(z6 Malden, MA)

Ok Carol grows quite a few. So I think I would have to go with her.

One last question, when did you notice it? Where you are hellebores would be up really early.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 10:09AM
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karen_mcgaffney(5BOH)

It looks like pacyysandra

    Bookmark   May 14, 2005 at 9:25AM
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kim31kim

It doesn't look like any of my hellebores.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 9:48PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Try this spelling: Pachysandra.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 1:46AM
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amateur_expert(z6 MD)

I don't know anything about hellebores but it doesn't look like a pachysandra to me... from my experience, the vine tends to run more in a line than "spread" like it appears in this picture. But I'm not an expert on pachysandra either!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2005 at 10:30AM
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hosta_mom(6-7/TN)

I know this is an old post, but I think that plant is Goldenseal. It is a native plant that is harvested for its medicinal properties.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2005 at 10:36PM
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jgwoodard(USDA z7 TN)

It is not goldenseal either, though I am a big goldenseal fan and grow a good bit of it in the garden. It's a nice hellebore relative and makes neat little colonies. Please compare photos below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hydrastis canadensis

    Bookmark   November 3, 2005 at 1:49AM
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johandk(z8 Be)

did you try
Aegopodium podagraria -
Zevenblad : Podagraire, herbe aux goutteux : Ground-elder : Giersch

I googled for the pictures , so just guess

johan

    Bookmark   February 19, 2006 at 4:59PM
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