Helleborus orientalis is the scientific name for this Lenten rose.
Blooming now (January) in my garden.
Reminding us that spring will come.
They are poisonous, so do not put them in a play yard or pet run.
I cut off the old leaves once the new growth is up enough to stay out of the way of my clippers.
The leaves are tough and leathery with raised veins.
This makes them perfect for using for impressions in “fossil stones.”
I will be doing a post on how to make these in April.
Follow the Fossil.