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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-15 1:35
Viewed: 1264
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Hepatica (hepatica, liverleaf, or liverwort) is a genus of herbaceous perennials in the buttercup family, native to central and northern Europe, Asia and eastern North America. Some botanists include Hepatica within a wider interpretation of Anemone.

Bisexual flowers with pink, purple, blue, or white sepals and three green bracts appear singly on hairy stems from late winter to spring. Butterflies, moths, bees, flies and beetles are known pollinators.

The leaves are basal, leathery, and usually three-lobed, remaining over winter.

Hepatica cultivation has been popular in Japan since the 18th Century (mid-Edo period), where flowers with doubled petals and a range of colour patterns have been developed .

Noted for their tolerance of alkaline limestone-derived soils, Hepatica may grow in a wide range of conditions; it can be found either in deeply shaded deciduous (especially beech) woodland and scrub or grassland in full sun. Hepatica will also grow in both sandy and clay-rich substrates, being associated with limestone. Moist soil and winter snowfall is a requirement; Hepatica is tolerant of winter snow cover, but less so of dry frost.

Hepatica 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 thought an effective treatment for liver disorders. Although poisonous in large doses, the leaves and flowers may be used as an astringent, demulcent for slow-healing injuries and as a diuretic.

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Hello Marius, my neigbour today

Very nice picture of Anemone hepatica, very nice composition, bright blue colors, excellent sharpness and details. I like the information you posted.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-15 6:36]

Hello Marius,
Gorgeous light on these beautiful colored flowers. Great sharpness, details and composition. Good choice of exposure.

Hello Marius,
Un joli bouquet, j'aime bien ce plan d'ensemble
Bonne soirée

Hello Marius,
15 flowers are all in perfect focus. Well captured this Anemone species. Perfect exposure with good details showing its habitat. Good work.....
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Thanks for your appreciation on my last post.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-15 13:22]

Hi Marius,spectacular capture of one the symbols of springtime,this specie is disappear in my zone but still live in another parts of Italy,no comment about the quality always at the top.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius
These bright and colourful Anemone must be the happiest flower in the garden. Tac sharp detail, brilliant colour and lovely composition. You've lucky to have such a pretty flower grow in your area.
TFS Janice

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-20 4:26]

Hi Marius,
Amazing colours and excellent details of this beautiful flowers.
In my country are also seen.
Regards Jiri.

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