False Hellebore



Hazard Information

Route: Skin/Ingestion     Plant Part: All

Scale: Low

Vomitting, diarrhoea, cramps.

Severe cases can cause death.


Common Name(s)

False Hellebore

Latin Name



The long leaves have parallel veins, the leaf surface being ridge between them. The star-like flowers are yellowish white or green sometimes red depending on the variety. They  develop on a tall flower spike, leaving seed pods after flowering.


All of this plant is poisonous but especially the roots and leaves.


Vomiting, diarrhoea, cramps, burning in the throat and mouth. In severe cases can affect the heart and even cause death.

Flowering Period

Summer flowers leaving black seed pods when flowers die.


Mainly gardens in shady areas.