Bohus Blåsippor – Sign of Spring

Anemone hepatica (blåsippor) among dry oak leaves
A sure sign of spring, these little blue flowers pushing through oak leaf litter by the side of a road on the island of Orust.
Saturday 16th April 2011, 11.17
Olympus SP55OUZ | 10/2500 sec | f/4.3 | ISO50
Anemone hepatica or Blåsippa in Swedish is the English Liverwort. It is a protected species in this part of Sweden, though it is common elsewhere in the country. Its colours vary depending on the acidity of the soil where it grows.

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