11 May 2007

Flower Fest - R for Round-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica americana)

Round-lobed Hepatica, from the Buttercup family, is a small plant with small white, pink or lavender flowers. The leaves are three lobed and are shaped like the liver, hence the common names Liverwort and Liverleaf. The flowers bloom in early spring and are supported by hairy stems.

Hepatica was once used to treat liver diseases based on the doctrine of signatures.
No points for guessing how I came across these beauties!

This is my entry for R at Flower Fest - The A - Z of Flowers









Tags: Flower Fest

I'm going to live in an RV (Motorhome, Camper, Caravan) for a few days. See you when I come back!

7 comments:

Manisha said...

This flower is exquisite!

Wow about the RV! Have tons of fun. Take lots of pics. Which RV did you rent? Drive safely!

shilpa/eon said...

Thanks Manisha! I'm so excited that I can barely sit. It is a big trailer to accommodate six people.

Yes, will take lots of pictures and drive safely. See you in June! Till then cook up a storm, will ya?

Prashanth M said...

nice pics!! June! looks like you are going on a long vacation!! enjoy...

bee said...

haave a great time, shilpa.

Nature and Me said...

Shilpa - Looks like this flower has something to do with Hepatitis which affects the liver. May be it is used in the vaccine??

Anita said...

Have a good and safe vacation Shilpa!

shilpa/eon said...

Thank you all for your wishes! I had a wonderful time and a great experience.