the land of magic carpets - Goreme-Turkey //photograpyh by Jack Morris (doyoutravel)
Helleborus ×hybridus Winter Jewels Amethyst Gem, a dark purple-red with a narrow pink edge on its sepals. We are often asked why we don’t strive for up-facing flowers. Like many other early bloomers from winter snowy or rainy climates (think daffodils or snowdrops), these plants must keep their pollen dry so it does not rot and, with it, the flower. Some other smaller flowered early bloomers bend their heads or close their flower when skies turn gray, such as crocus and Anemone nemorosa.