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livets_guldkorn Får aldrig nog av dessa vackra blommor ♡ | I'll never get tired of these beautiful flowers ♡
#blåsippor #hepatica
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marialonnqvist "When May’s in her genial mood,
And leafy smells are in the wood,
In sunny nook, by bank or brook,
Behold this lovely sisterhood.
A spirit sleeping in the mold,
And tucked about by leafage old,
Opens an eye blue as the sky,
And trusting takes the sun or cold. "
According to Appalachian Mountain lore, a girl can win the love of any beau by sprinkling some powder made from Hepatica leaves dried by a fire over his clothing.
My absolute favourite coloured flower, She is Magic. Hepatica which is Latin for “of the liver” is named from its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. A powerful medicinal herb. Ceremonial, spiritual, emotional, witchcraft flower. Nothing fairer, if as fair, the first flower, the hepatica. I find I have never admired this little firstling half enough when at the maturity of its charms, it is certainly the gem of the woods. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant is for ages thought to be an effective treatment for liver disorders. The hepatica is one of the first flowers to blossom in the spring, often preceding the vernal equinox that marks the beginning of the season. One would surmise this to be a survival strategy of all the butterflies, bees and other pollinators that would have no other source of nectar at that time of year. What an individuality it has! No two clusters alike; all shades and sizes some are snow-white, some deep purple, violet, pink, others the purest blue and a palette of all these and three green bracts appear singly on hairy stems from late winter to spring. It is also known as Noble Liverwort, Golden Trefoil, Chrystalwort, and Herb Trinity. Native Americans, having no knowledge of the Doctrine of Signatures and likely little knowledge of the functions of the liver, had also uses for hepatica. The roots were used by Chippewa after boiling them down to make a syrupy admixture to treat convulsions and by the Potawatomi by making a tisane to treat dizziness. Although !POISONOUS! in large doses, the leaves and flowers may be used as medicine, but do not make food out of Her. She is for the Master Herbalists Know also, that the energetic presence of Her can heal you too.
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Normal Lindsay Buesgens
bindsayb Spring wildflowers. #hepatica #anemone #ithink #berkshires 1d
  •   jtackett99 Looks like bloodroot! 1d
  •   bindsayb @jtackett99 the sepals look pretty different on the bloodroot. I need to go back tomorrow and look at the leaves. 1d
  •   jtackett99 Yeah, the leaves on the bloodroot are very distinct 1d

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Normal Robert Fredriksson
theslowtrain The first flowers in the forest.
#blåsippa #hepatica #flower #macro
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souciq A little wild surprise in my lawn. #hepatica do you think? #springflowers 2d

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