Sunday, March 28, 2010


Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) may not be the first wildflower in the Kalamazoo area, but I think of it as the true beginning of the season. (Perhaps because I often miss the blooms of Harbinger of Spring.) Hepatica flowers range from white to purple. The name Hepatica, reminiscent of hepatitis, comes from this plant's liver-shaped leaves.

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