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Round-lobed Hepatica - Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson 2012

Round-lobed Hepatica (aka liverleaf, liverwort) Anemone americana Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) Habitat: partial shade, sun, mixed upland woods Height: 3-6 inches Flower size: 1/2 - 1 inch Flower color: white to violet Origin:  Native


April 28th, 2012 - Report by Erik W. L. Anderson

First report of the season.  It's been a strange Spring so far with record breaking early ice outs.  Instead of Dry Falls of Bass Lake, Photo by Erik W. L. Anderson 2012late April, most of the lakes lost their ice a month ago.  Now the ground is extremely dry.  This weekend I came up to Ely thinking I would fine a lot more Spring growth with the warm temps, but not so.  I hiked the interpretive trail at the Bear Center and only found one patch of hepatica.  I hiked the Dry Falls Trail at Bass Lake and found lots of Bearberry plants, but only found one blooming strawberry.

Here's what I found blooming:

Round-Lobed Hepatica



Here are some early bloomers to keep your eyes out for:

Anemone, Wood - Anemone quinquefolia

Arbutus, Trailing - Epigaea repens

Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis

Dandelion, Common - Taraxicum officinale

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Early Sweet Coltsfoot - Petasites palmatus

Hazelnut, Corylus

Marsh-marigold - Caltha palustris
Pussytoes, Field -
Antennaria neglecta

Red Maple - Acer rubrum

Spring Beauty - Claytonia verginica

Strawberry, Common - Fragaria virginiana


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