Last weekend, the bloodroot started blooming, along with squirrel corn, the first Mertensia bluebells, and this hepatica:

There was also a beautiful miniature trillium blooming. I’ll save that for another post…

6 thoughts on “Hepatica

  1. The first thing that came to mind was Sal Hepatica — a very, very old remedy for what ails you. I think I remember it from my grandparents’ medicine chest. Eventually, I found the connection. The shape of the three-lobed leaf was supposed to look like a human liver, so of course imaginative herbalists put it to work. I’ll stick with a dose of these pretty flowers. You know: take two Hepatica and call me in the morning!

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