Helleborus niger, commonly known as the Christmas Rose, has beautiful large, white flowers that bloom during the winter months around Christmas. It has glossy, dark green leaves that are evergreen and arranged in a basal rosette.
Christmas Rose is a perennial flowering plant native to the mountainous regions of central and southern Europe. Typically, it grows to about 12-15 inches (30-40 cm) in height, with large flowers measuring 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) and blooms from late December to early March. It is also called Winter Rose or Black Hellebore. Usually, you can identify it by its flowers and the blooming season, which happens around Christmas.
Christmas Rose is toxic for humans and animals. If ingested, it causes vomiting and diarrhea. However, in some traditional medicine, Christmas Rose is used as a treatment for various ailments such as gout, rheumatism, and skin conditions. The plant has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to reduce pain and swelling.