Seasons Calendar

  • Liverleaf
  • Tawny owl
  • Early bloomers
  • Black woodpecker
  • Orchids
  • Crested newt
  • Buds
  • Wild garlic
  • Cistus forester
Liverleaf March

Liverleaf with its small, blue-purple blossoms is one of the first species that brings colour to the otherwise bleak woodland in spring. Both the generic name Hepatica and the trivial name are derived from the shape of the leaves, which are reminiscent of the shape of the human liver. In the old days, the leaves were said to have healing powers for liver diseases. Liverleaf closes its blossoms in the rain and in the evening.