Feast your eyes: Hepatica acutiloba

Heart Leaf Liverwort (Hepatica acutiloba) is a spring blooming woodland ephemeral.  Mottled leaves, beautiful flowers, oIMG_4486atherworldly seed capsules; this plant has it all. IMG_4544a  IMG_4753a IMG_4757a IMG_4758a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The seed capsules remind me of some of the aliens in Metroid. They will burst soon and unleash a legion of tiny individuals thirsty for organic matter……..