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  • n. Plural form of hepatica.


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  • And one day, there they would be, the little lavender-blue hepaticas, peeping out from under the fallen leaves.

    Welcoming the Bounty Which Springs From Mother Earth

  • And one day there they would be, all of the little lavender-blue hepaticas peeping out from under the fallen leaves.

    "The Story Behind Grandmother's Cookbook"

  • In addition to the 235 plant species, 85 species of fungi, 74 species of ferns and other cryptogams (pteridophytes, psilophytes and lycopodiophytes) and 128 species of mosses and hepaticas (briophytes) have been identified, this latter group has exceptional diversity.

    Cocos Island moist forests

  • A soft carpet of moss and hepaticas luxuriously clothed the soil.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • I could hear the buzzing of bees, attracted by the trilliums and hepaticas growing at the end of my yard and the pink buds of the single wild apple tree that marked the start of my driveway.

    The Killing Kind

  • At times the hills were covered by hepaticas, violets, trout lilies, sweet william, bloodroot, spring beauty and yellow lady's slipper.

    A Heritage of Stars

  • The plants are known in gardens as hepaticas, and are varieties of the common South European _A.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • A bunch of Easter lilies, or a clump of hepaticas or pasque flowers growing in a tiny china bowl is appropriate for head prize; a hat-pin or a book of nonsense verse for the foot prize.

    Games For All Occasions

  • Spring had not been niggardly with her flower wealth, and gracious, smiling May trailed her pink-and-white skirts over carpets of living green, starred with hepaticas and spring beauties, while, from under clusters of green-brown leaves, the trailing arbutus lifted its shy, delicate face to peep out, the loveliest messenger of spring.

    Marjorie Dean, High School Freshman

  • The first hepaticas (liverwort) that I saw this year were picked the first day of March.

    Harper's Young People, March 30, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly


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