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Hylomecon vernalis Maxim.

Hylomecon vernalis

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Plant with long rhizome, stems 20-30 cm during flowering. Basal leaves shortly petiolate, pinnate, stem leaves shortly petiolate, sessile, 10-15 cm x 10-15 cm. Flowering stem shorter than leaves. Flowers solitary, yellow, very large. V - early spring to early autumn, April-September in St. Petersburg. Fl - May-June for 2-3 weeks. Fr - early summer, June-July in St Petersburg. P - by seed and by division. Prefers a sunny place, does well in a semi-shaded position. Recommended for small group planting. Well suited to the rock garden. Cultivated in St. Petersburg Botanical Garden since 1870. Z 4 (3). New.

Far East (southern regions), northwesern China, northern Korea and Japan. In coniferous forests.


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