When does this bloom?
Where does this bloom?
364.6, Craggy Gardens Nature Trails
Adonis vernalis, known variously as pheasant’s eye, spring pheasant’s eye, yellow pheasant’s eye and false hellebore, is a perennial flowering plant found in dry meadows and steppes in Eurasia. Isolated populations are found from Spain in the west across central and southern Europe, reaching southern Sweden in the north, with its main area of distribution being the Pannonian Basin and the West Siberian Plain. 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. In addition, it is often used as a ornamental plant.
Traditionally, this plant has been used for heart treament. However, due to this plant’s toxicity, any edible, medicinal, or other use is strongly discouraged. This plant’s primary usage is for ornamental display only.