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Is this plant a helebore?

Posted by KittyKat77 z7 GA (My Page) on
Wed, May 4, 05 at 16:30

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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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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!


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

It's not a hellebore.


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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.


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

It looks like pacyysandra


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

It doesn't look like any of my hellebores.


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 05 at 1:46

Try this spelling: Pachysandra.


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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!


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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.


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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


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RE: Is this plant a helebore?

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

I googled for the pictures , so just guess

johan


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