Monday, May 7, 2012


Hepatica or Liverwort is my favorite woodland spring flower or ephemeral. It appears early in spring and it is a delight to see their little flower heads poking through layers of old leaves. They come in shades of white, pink and blue. The leathery, three-lobed leaves remain over winter. The name Hepatica derives from its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar) have three lobes.
They are done blooming now but comes next spring I await their return with great anticipation. 
Until then  enjoy the images of their pretty flowers.

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