Friday, March 21, 2008


a hellebore growing underneath a hedge tree. Not sure which type but probably a garden escapee, the purple edges are typical of stinking hellebore. Spread by snails, and used to make violent purgatives for worm infestations; unfortunately the treatment tended to kill the patient as well and thus fell (eventually) out of favour

1 comment:

Tara said...

HAve never seen these before, assuredly I can tell you we do not have in the U.S....learn great stuff here about your area, Spot!