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  1. winter aconite, Eranthis hyemalis(noun)

    small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone

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  1. Eranthis hyemalis

    Eranthis hyemalis is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to woodland habitats in Europe. It is a tuberous rooted herbaceous perennial growing to 5–8 cm, with large, yellow, cup-shaped flowers held above a collar of leaves, appearing in late winter and early spring. It is commonly known as winter aconite, and is valued in cultivation as one of the earliest of all flowers to appear. E. hyemalis and the cultivar 'Guinea Gold' have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. It is one of several plants known as spring ephemerals, whose foliage dies away shortly after flowering. All parts of the plant are poisonous when consumed by humans.

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