02.28.2020 Friday Flashback – More Anticipation

Amongst our earliest spring ephemerals are the hepaticas, in this case Blunt-lobed-Anemone americana…aka-Round-lobed.

Once open, the flower is one of a few colors, white, blue, purple, or pink.

Hepatica has been used as a herbal remedy for a variety of ailments.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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32 Responses to 02.28.2020 Friday Flashback – More Anticipation

  1. susurrus says:

    Fascinating to see the young, furry foliage so well.

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  2. I see from Wikipedia that “Some botanists include Hepatica within a wider interpretation of Anemone,” which appears to be what you’ve done. The common anemone species in central Texas isn’t hirsute, like this one, so all those hairs surprised me.

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  3. Beautiful colour and details.

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  4. Cool shot, and very interesting! every once in a while, I hear someone use the expression “having kittens!” to mean they got excited or anxious over some issue, so I guess this plant is excited about spring.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    I want to stroke it! And the flower is so beautiful… 🙂

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  6. Blunt or round, cropped close would make a wonderful abstract. The second is a visual remedy as well.

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  7. Very nice detail Steve!

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  8. krikitarts says:

    The protective hairs on the young stems and leaves look very silky but are reminiscent of the stiff guard hairs on some caterpillars, which can impart quite a sting. I imagine these are much more delicate and provide some protection from insects and the occasional hungry herbivore.

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  9. Too early in New Jersey for Hepatica. I love these little flowers.

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    One of my favorites, I have purple ones in my shade garden.

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  11. Andrew says:

    Nature at its very best – simple, elegant and beautiful.

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  12. shoreacres says:

    When I saw the first photo in the email, only the top portion was visible, and my first thought was that you’d been hanging out with the kitty-cats. I’m surprised by the furriness; our anemones are much sleeker. It’s certainly a pretty thing, although in this case I think the buds surpass the flowers.

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    Chewbacca of the flower world. “Laugh it up, fuzzball!” (Spring is coming!)

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, I’m smitten with those buds!!! I’m sure I’ve seen Hepatica blooming but don’t think I’ve ever seen the fuzzy buds. Fantastic.

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