Common Name: Lenten Rose
Scientific name: Helleborus Orientalis
I recently went on a short day hike to a state park and found this plant growing at the entrance to the park office. I was surprised that this was blooming in the middle of winter and had such bright green leaves when everything around it was bare and brown. I took the picture with Flower Fest in mind and looked it up when I got back.
Despite its common name, this flower is not a rose and gets its name because some flowers resemble roses. This is an evergreen garden perennial plant that belongs to the Buttercup family. The flowers bloom in winter, come in shades of white, pink or purple, and can last up to two months! The plant itself is sturdy, can endure harsh winters, and is deer proof!
This is my entry for the letter L at
Flower Fest - The A - Z of Flowers