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Liverleaf / Ružičasta jetrenka

Hepatica nobilis f. rosea

Description:

flowers with pink, purple, blue, or white sepals and three green bracts appear singly on hairy stems from late winter to spring. The leaves are basal, leathery, and usually three-lobed, remaining over winter.

Habitat:

Native to central and northern Europe, Asia and eastern North America.

Notes:

It is named from its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. It was once used as a medicinal herb. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was once thought to be an effective treatment for liver disorders. Although poisonous in large doses, the leaves and flowers may be used as an astringent, as a demulcent for slow-healing injuries, and as a diuretic

1 species ID suggestions

Hepatica
Hepatica sp. Hepatica

8 Comments

injica
injica 6 years ago

Thank you Yuko!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Very beautiful!

injica
injica 6 years ago

Tnx OnengDyah :) Ursula you are welcome!

Ursula
Ursula 6 years ago

interesting. didn't know that! thx for telling about this fact!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

pretty one..

injica
injica 6 years ago

Thank you it is, however many paid with their lives its beauty, well not really beauty but the leaves shape that looked like a human liver to the old days doctors. Since they were still thinking that the cure in the nature comes in the same shape as the organ they tried to cure liver problems with it, unfortunately, when livers are not functioning well even a smallest amount of any kind of toxin can kill the person.... Sad story behind this beautiful flower!

Ursula
Ursula 6 years ago

real nice flower

injica
injica 7 years ago

Tnx :)

Zagreb, Croatia

Lat: 45.90, Long: 15.95

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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