Helleborus liguricus

Helleborus liguricus, Thomsen, Mc Lewin & Mathew

This species was not discovered until 2000 and described in 2006. It is descended from a population in northern Italy, not far from the Ligurian and Tuscan coasts.

Compared to the other species originating from Italy, the leaves of Helleborus liguricus are divided into fewer segments (up to ten leaflets).

Its large blooms are a dull white and carried high above the leaves. In the sun, they emanate a relatively strong sweet scent. The flowers appear between January and April. 

The degree of hardiness of this acaulescent species has not yet been established.