judging by its widely variable offspring this may be a fertile hybrid
immature seed pods
Only known locality in NZ, says Colin Ogle. By path leading from Koitiata Domain.
Evergreen plant, producing white, green or pinkish-purple flowers.
Under sycamore forest
Short multi-leaved plant. Leaves are green, large, and have serrated edges.
Helleborus foetidus (stinking hellebore). Larnach Castle gardens, Otago Peninsula. © Murray Dawson
Self-establishing in abundance around plants of this that had been planted in the Botanic Gardens. A few are flowering and are different in flower colours from the plant immediately adjacent. No equivalent seedling establishment was taking place round H. niger or H. argutifolius.
Helleborus hybridus - one of the modern cultivars flowering in my garden
Helleborus niger 'White Magic'
Helleborus orientalis cultivar
No.3 - Upper Half of Gardens.
Along the tree-lined wall (roadway) at the Bowling Club.