Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican Hellebore)
Species: H. argutifolius
Binomial name: Helleborus argutifolius
Synonyms: Helleborus lividus subsp. corsicus, Helleborus corsicus
Common name: Corsican green hellebore, Corsican Hellebore, Corsican Rose.
This plant is poisonous
In the wild H. argutifolius is confined to two Mediterranean islands, Corsica and Sardinia where it is widespread. It is plant with stout green stems reaching 90cm-1.2m in height on which all the leaves are carried; there is no basal foliage. A mature plant will spread to a diameter of about 1.2m.
The sharply spined leathery leaves are slightly dull, mid to pale green above with relatively inconspicuous veins and the under surface is a paler colour. It has stout stems and large heads of big apple green flowers.