Hepaticas for Beth

“Hepatica,” said Beth: “probably my favorite flower of all.” I’m beginning to see what she means.

I don’t have time to write today, so these pictures will have to suffice.

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave's writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the "share alike" provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

8 Comments


  1. …such delicate blossoms, with strength, to show up so early!

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  2. Oh, Dave, what a surprise and what a delight! Thank you.

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  3. Hepatica for being liver-lobe shaped, or used to treat liver ailments?

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  4. Dave, the former though too, right – doctrine of signatures?

    Nice color on that last one. I’ve only ever seen the white ones.

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  5. Thanks, Karen.

    the former though too, right – doctrine of signatures?
    Yeah, I guess so. I don’t see much resemblance myself, but then I admit I haven’t seen too many human livers.

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  6. But all human living, the waggish might note, is done by human livers.

    But I defer to Pica on this one.

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