This extremely rare and unusual plant has its own Facebook page. We don't know why either but plant nerds are everywhere.
It was named after natural historian, Janez Anton Scopoli and the former province of Carniola in Slovenia. It is also known in Slovene as "Carniolan nightshade" and is toxic if ingested.
A very early flowering plant for late winter and early spring that goes particularly well with Hellebores.
The many branching stems are covered in potato like leaves whilst the flowers are chocolate coloured thimbles that are yellowish on the inside.
It is a creeping plant for woodland and moist shade. Very unusual.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Well drained, dry or moist