01 May 2014

Hepatica nobilis









Hepatica is one of my favorite flowers.
It's one of the first plants to flower in the spring.
Hepatica is hardy and not scared of night frost.
In the wild hepatica only spreads through
its seeds , which are transported by ants.

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http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.fi/2014/05/fff128-southern-mayday-bouquet.html




70 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures Gunilla!
    Very pretty!
    Brigitte

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  2. One of my favourite flowers too! Lovely shots.

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  3. Excelentes macros. Un saludo,

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  4. So beautiful!!! Lovely colour

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  5. Amazing flowers !!!
    Greetings

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  6. Lovely - very pretty flowers.
    Alison

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  7. Good Morning♪ Wow; Lovely Hepatica♡♡♡ We call it "yukiwarisou 雪割草" each characters mean "snow break grass". I hope you will have a warmer spring weather!!!

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you Miyako! We actually got hail today, but I hope the weekend will be beautiful.

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  8. Blåveis er bare så vakkert
    Nydelige bilder

    http://gunssidetest.blogspot.no/2014/05/spirea.html

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  9. I have never seen or heard of Heatica, but I would love to have some here at our place. They are so pretty and dainty, and your captures are lovely.

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  10. Fabulous photos Gunilla, really breathtaking. Love those shadows!

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    1. Thank you Denise! I like the shadows too as long as my shadow doesn't show on the flowers.

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  11. Så fina bilder på blåsippan - en verkligen efterlängtad blomma. Det är som om våren anlänt på riktigt då man hittar första blåsippan.

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    1. Tack Ulla! Det är alltid spännande att hitta den första blåsippan, fast i år var jag nog sen med att komma ut i skogen.

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  12. Great photos and interesting that they are dependant on ants to colonise new areas.

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  13. Very pretty. No 5 is my favortie

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  14. Beautiful flowers Gunilla.
    All pictures are perfect, the color is my favorite color.
    Greetings Irma

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  15. What a wonderful color.
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  16. Love, love the beautiful blue of this color. I need to find some of this to plant. So pretty. :)

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  17. it is very pretty little flower. We seem to notice the tiniest flowers in the spring after so long with out seeing any

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I agree, anything growing is wonderful after a long winter.

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  18. Beautiful photos of this lovely flower. I love the color.I believe this is the one I have heard called Liverwort which is a not so charming name for something so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! Hepatica has been used as a medicinal herb to treat liver and kidney problems, but it's actually a poison.

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  19. I love these flowers too. I did not know its name. Now, I do. I used to go down on the ground and take pictures of it with my iphone. We had such funny weather right now that I did not see much of it this year.

    http://www.dgr8mom.com/2014/05/flowers-in-bloom.html

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    1. Thank you Shoshana! Spring is early here after a very strange winter. :)

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  20. Underbara blåsippor! Då har våren verkligen kommit! Ha en skön helg!

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    1. Tack Christina! Det känns äntligen som vår nu när allt börjar bli grönt. Ha en fin helg!

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  21. So beautiful, Gunilla!!! The lovely Hepatica, your wonderful pictures, these great colours of blue and all the enchanting light!!!
    I haven't known that ants transport their seeds ...very interesting!
    Wish you a happy weekend :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Katrin! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. I did not know that ants spread hepatica seeds! They are wonderful little blossoms! I love your last image, with the old log!

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  23. Beautiful flower and I love the color.

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  24. I love these blue shades ... beautifully captured small wonders!
    Happy weekend to you, Gunilla :)

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    1. Thank you, Nina, and a happy weekend to you too!

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  25. Pretty flower, nice colour to it. Wonderful shots too.

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  26. Amazing close-up shots. This is also one of my favorite spring flowers. I love its color.

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  27. They are strong beauties.
    Thanks for stopping by :)
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/05/petunias.html

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    1. Thank you Lina! You're welcome, it was my pleasure.

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  28. Thank you for your splendid photos of my favourite flower. I have nursed one little plant for about ten years but it refuses to flower in our climate.

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    1. Thank you Arija! I'm glad my photos brought you joy.

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  29. Helt underbara...min favorit, men tyvärr finns det inga här hos mig.

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    1. Tack Randi! Jag har tur, för här finns det rikligt av dem. :)

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