Adonis vernalis

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 Adonis vernalis subsp. var.  
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 3 to 9
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Ranunculaceae > Adonis vernalis var. ,

Adonis vernalis, known variously as pheasant's eye, spring pheasant's eye, yellow pheasant's eye, sweet vernal and false hellebore, is a perennial flowering plant found in dry meadows and steppes in [[Eurasia].[1] In contrast to most other European Adonis species, the flowers appear in springtime, and are up to 80 mm in diameter, with up to 20 bright yellow petals.

The plant is poisonous, containing cardiostimulant compounds, such as adonidin and aconitic acid.[2] In addition, it is often used as an ornamental plant.[3]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Adonis vernalis, Linn. (A. apennina, Jacq. A. davurica, Reichb.). Spring Adonis. St. simple; lower lvs. scale-like, others with lobes numerous, entire: fls. large; petals 10-15, lanceolate, slightly toothed; sepals smooth. Early spring. Var alba, Hort. A form with white fls. J.H. 52:39 (desc.). A. dislorta, Tenore, from Italy; a form with later fls. CH

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  1. "Den virtuella floran: Adonis vernalis". Retrieved on 17 April 2006.
  2. "King's American Dispensatory: Adonis". Retrieved on 17 April 2006.
  3. Bailey, L. H. (2005). Manual of Gardening (Second Edition).. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 

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