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Alpine flower

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Anemone epatica, Fegatella, Erba trinità ( Hepatica nobilis ) - Ranunculaceae family.

This flower has an early flowering, even at the end of January, and grows in humid, shady forest.
Its common name reflects the shape and color of the liver (Hepatos). Another common name, Herb Trinity, recalls the "Holy Trinity." for the shape of the leaves trilobal.
In ancient times it was believed that cured diseases of the liver.
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Jan 23 2013 13:35 GMT senna3
Such fragile flowers, excellent photo!
Jan 23 2013 15:43 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful little fowers...I love the colour..:-))
Jan 24 2013 23:09 GMT annieann PRO
so beautiful

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