Lenten Rose

The lenten rose does not actually belong to the rose family; it's a hellebore. It received the name "rose" because its flowers somewhat resemble a small, single rose. Its evergreen leaves are divided into leathery leaflets with coarsely cut or spiny margins. The nodding flowers, up to two inches across, are usually found in shades of white, rose, green or purple. Take a closer look to see a dark speckled pattern on the inside of its petals. In Conservatory Garden, you can spot this bloom in the South Garden or Woodland Slope.

Where to find the Lenten Rose