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  Flora Wildflowers /  Liverwort

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Hepatica triloba; Hepatica nobilis     Fr: Hépatique à Trois Lobes

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These small flowers that you'll find growing in the woods are related to mosses. Several stems sprout from a single base, and a single flower grows on each stem.

Flowers. Mar-May

Flower. The flowers are only 20-30 mm across, and can vary from dark blue-violet to faded violet. They can have from 6 to 10 petals, that fall within 8 days.

Leaves. The leaves are persistent, with three large, distinct lobes.

Habitat. Leafy forests; humid calcareous or clay soils; rich in vegetation.

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