Sunday, March 27, 2011

Anemone and Colts-foot

Anemone Hepatica - The taxonomy of the genus Anemone and its species is not fully resolved. That means you will find Hepatica listed as either a separate genus, or all lumped in with Anemones. My Peterson's Guide has them listed as Hepatica which is just fine by me. Either way, they are beautiful little flowers of very early Spring. Here in NW Ohio we have two species, and they are sometimes found growing together in the same area.

Hepatica nobilis var. acuta
= Hepatica acutiloba, Anemone acutiloba
Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa
= Hepatica americana, Anemone americana
Round-lobed Hepatica

I believe the Hepatica pictures here are all of Sharp-lobed Hepatica since the few leaves showing are all pointed. The Colts-foot is an early Spring favorite of mine, and is not related to the Dandelion.




 I had so much difficulty uploading the pictures and forcing in the spaces, and since none of the many vertical shots will display correctly, I am going to save the rest for later when they get the bugs worked out of the software. Hopefully that will be soon!

Comments are welcome

1 comment:

  1. I love these pictures both because they're beautiful, and the memories attached to them are too.