Lenten Rose (pink variety)
Helleborus orientalis*/ Buttercup Family
This lovely flower was found blooming in mid-February at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, along with a whole hillside of others! It is a garden escape. These flowers bloom in early February. Like other plants in the Buttercup family, Lenten Rose is poisonous if eaten. It is very important to teach children to not eat any plants found in the wild.