Scientific name Helleborus argutifolius
Higher classification Hellebore
|Similar Hellebore, Helleborus lividus, Helleborus foetidus, Helleborus niger, Ranunculaceae|
Helleborus argutifolius (holly-leaved hellebore, Corsican hellebore) syn. H. corsicus, H. lividus subsp. corsicus is a species of flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Corsica and Sardinia. It is an evergreen perennial growing to 120 cm (47 in) tall by 90 cm (3 ft) wide, with large leathery leaves comprising three spiny-toothed leaflets, and green bowl-shaped flowers in late winter and early spring.
In cultivation Helleborus argutifolius hybridises readily with the closely related H. lividus. The former plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.