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Eranthis hyemalis

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Wild ones, and the seeds.

The fruit.

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Author:  Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1807
Origin:  France, Italy, Balkan
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  5 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Erantis
Synonyms:  Helleborus hyemalis Linnaeus, 1753. Cammarum hyemale (L.) Greene, Eranthis cilicicus Schott & Kotschy, Helleborus hyemalis Linnaeus
This member of the Ranunculaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus under the name Helleborus hyemalis in 1753, and later in 1807 by Richard Anthony Salisbury. It is found in France, Italy and in the Balkan (and is spread a lot by humans), growing in woods. It flowers with the rather large yellow flowers in the late winter. The stem will reach for 5 centimetres, the bulbs are up to 2,5 centimetres. It can be reproduced both by seeds and bulbs.

The genera name means 'spring flower'. The species name means 'winter'.

This is a winter-grower, or real early spring-grower.

They tend to spread through time.