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Anemone

Anemone sp.

Description:

An early spring wildflower with purple flowers - I think it is Anemone hepatica, but it could also be A. acutiloba or A. americana. I don't have a definite shot of the leaves, unfortunately! I will be returning to this location to investigate further, but if anyone has any idea on what species this is, I'd appreciate it!

Habitat:

Growing in a mostly deciduous forest - along a nature trail.

Notes:

The word "hepatica" is derived from the Latin word for "liver", which refers to the supposed resemblance of the leaves to the liver. This resemblance led early herbalists to assume that these plants would be effective in treating liver ailments.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Hepatica
Hepatica nobilis Hepatica - Wikipedia


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11 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Dazzling!

room-67046
room-67046 3 years ago

Such a pretty flowerβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’™

room-67039
room-67039 3 years ago

Cute😍😍😍😍😍

room-67028
room-67028 3 years ago

It's so small 😍

room-67025
room-67025 3 years ago

That is so cool and beautiful

room-67047
room-67047 3 years ago

Thats so pretty

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks for the ID suggestion Jamie - I'm going to leave it at genus level for now until I can get back there and get a shot of the leaves.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks!!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Simply cute!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thank you 😊

Isabela
Isabela 3 years ago

Great shot, Christine!

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Millbrook, New York, United States

Spotted on May 1, 2018
Submitted on May 4, 2018

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