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Winter Aconite
Eranthis hyemalis

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Other common names: Winter Hellebore

Other scientific names: Cammarum hyemale, Helleborus hyemalis

French names: Éranthe d'hiver

Family: Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Flowers: Spring, Winter;  Yellow

Native/Non-native: Non-native; This is a garden escapee.

Notes: A garden plant that occasionally escapes into the wild and naturalizes.

Photographs: 3 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page
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Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Winter Aconite flower. These bloom extremely early - this photo was taken at the beginning of April - hence the common name.

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Flower bud.

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Winter Aconite flower bud about to open.
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Range map for Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)