On a Wednesday in March I went to the fairytale forest. On a small hill in a small forest, something wonderful happens in spring. Everywhere little blue heads look out of the beech leaves. Like a blue carpet they spread in the forest on the small hill.
The liverleaf flowers grow in early spring and in a wide range of conditions. Hepatica (scientific name) grows in sandy and also clay-rich substrates being associated with limestone. It can be found in deeply shaded deciduous (especially beech) woodland or in full-sun meadows.
Hepatica is named from its leaves, which has three lobes like the human liver (Greek hepar).