Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hepatica

 Pink hepatica

 The local forests are beginning to bloom!

Last year I missed the wild hepatica growing in our local forest, so this year I was determined to see and photograph them.  Last Wednesday I lugged my camera into the woods but was sure I was too early. Nothing was in bloom until the path turned northerly. There facing the westerly sun were these beauties.

Closeup of pink hepatica


16 comments:

Linda said...

SO pretty! I don't know if I have ever seen these but they are beautiful flowers! Love the macro shots!

Lowell said...

I've heard of hepatitis but never of hepatica. I think I like hepatica better! Very beautiful EG.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

Curious name for such a beautiful flower...
God bless you!
Cezar

Luna Miranda said...

delightful wildflowers. i googled it, too.:p

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous. I never knew what they were.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful flower fotos. I did the same thing as you yesterday. It seems a bit early here but I did find a few which I plan to post for Macro Monday. Great macro shots EG girl!

Giga said...

Te kwiatki w ich środowisku są piękniejsze niż w ogrodzie. Wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Those flowers in their environment are more beautiful than in the garden. Great pictures. Yours.

Dimple said...

Gorgeous flowers, I'm glad you found them this year!

JM said...

Lovely flower! Why the name? Does it have any medicinal properties?

Viola said...

So gorgeous! It's a lovely time, all flowers sprouting now.. :)

kaye said...

what a beautiful little bloom.

nanny said...

How very pretty.....looks like you got there at the perfect time!

BlueShell said...

I'm glad you found it. Thank you for sharing with us.
BShell

Barb said...

So delicate - great capture!

Carver said...

That's so beautiful. What a delight to find that in the forest.

Rose said...

Beautiful!

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