hepatica : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring; of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north temperate regions
  • n  a common liverwort

  • Penny Wise (by Jean Ferguson Black; Juliana Morgan, producer) belongs to a trivial and pleasant species of growth which, like grape hyacinth, hepatica and the dogtooth violet .
  • In his special lecture, "Wake Up Your Sluggish Soil" (published originally in Petal Stem), he concludes: "Spare the leaf mold, spoil the hepatica.
  • The pale blue hepatica, with leaves shaped like the lobes of the liver, was good for any liver disorder.
News & Articles

  • 'Round the Square for April 23, 2014
    MAYFLOWERS: The early-spring wildflowers that Joe Cucuzza spots each year on the hillside above the former Valley Hunt Club in Lewis Run are known formally as hepatica, reports Jane Althouse.
    April 23, 2014 - The Bradford Era

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