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Wild ones, and the seeds.

They tend to spread through time.

Author:  Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1807
Origin:  Bulgaria, France, Italy, Lebanon, Syria, Yugoslavia
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
Cammarum hyemale, Hill.
Eranthis bulgarica,
Eranthis hyemalis
var. bulgarica, Stef.
Eranthis hyemalis
var. tubergenii, P.D.Sell.
Eranthis tubergenii,
Helleborus involucratus,
Helleborus monanthos,
Koellea hyemalis,
Robertia hiemalis,

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 shifted it to Eranthis. It is found in Bulgaria, France, Italy, Lebanon, Syria and Yugoslavia (and is spread a lot by humans), growing in forests. It flowers with the rather large yellow flowers in the late winter. The stem will reach for five centimetres, the corms are up to 2,5 centimetres. It can be reproduced both by seeds and corms.

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

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

The fruit.