Liver-leaf (Hepatica nobilis) in Kungshamn-Morga nature reserve, Uppland, Sweden. In Scandinavia, the liver-leaf is among the first plants to flower in the spring. Both the genus name, Hepatica, and the common name, liver-leaf, are derived from the shape and color of the leaves that are lobed and usually become a dark shade of red as they age. Due to the leaves’ resemblance to human liver, early herbalists used the plant as a treatment against liver diseases. However, chemical analyses have…
For local readers, three bits of information: 1) if, like me, you adore gentians (so blue!), Ian Christie (of the SRGC) is speaking to the Alpine Garden Club of BC tonight; 2) the Alpine Garden Club of BC has its fall sale this weekend; and 3)...
Sensitive waratahs love some shelter from the afternoon sun
<p>PERHAPS one of the most spectacular of all Australian native flowering plants is the floral emblem of New South Wales, telopea speciosissima<em>.</em></p>
Today's bloom is Fritillaria Species (Fritillaria michailovskyi)
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