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The Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) is an evergreen perennial flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family of buttercups. It is also known as the Black Hellebore. It is poisonous. It does not belong to the rose family.

It is found in mountainous areas of Europe.

The Christmas Rose has stems about 23-30 centimetres (9-12 inches) tall. It has dark, leathery leaves, and large, flat, white flowers about 9 centimetres (4 inches) wide, with a pink tinge. 

It blooms in mid-winter to early spring. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, January 2020.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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