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Aconite Eranthis hyemalis
Winter Aconite Eranthis hyemalis is also known as Winter Hellebore or Winter
is a genus of eight species of flowering plants in the buttercup family.
is native to southern Europe and east across Asia to Japan.
common name comes from the early flowering time and the resemblance of the
leaves to those of the related genus Aconitum, the true aconite.
Winter Aconites appear almost overnight from damp woodland and
shady places, creating a carpet of bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers in
January and February surrounded by ruffs of fresh green leaves
flowers are sensitive to warmth. They will remain tightly shut on cold days and
only open if the temperature reaches roughly 10C (50F).
Then they can be sure
that early bees and pollinators are foraging and these plants need to be
pollinated because they spread by seed.