Hellebore

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Around the Garden
Hellebore in bloom.

Of note is the ‘Spanish Flare’ shown here.

Taken from Wikipedia: Helleborus genus consists of approximately 20 species of evergreen perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Various species of this genus originated in Europe and Asia.

It’s a mixed blessing having the Hellebore in bloom so early (late Winter/early Spring) as their flowers face the ground and the plant grows fairly close to the ground. Be wary as all Helleborus plants are toxic. Do not ingest and bare handling can cause skin irritation to some.

19th Century illustration
of Helleborus from Wikipedia