It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when our drab winter world of white, gray, and tan springs to life and finally gets some color again.
NOTE added: The plant identified as hepatica is actually bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis.) It’s flowers are much larger than hepatica flowers and each bloodroot flower grows singly rather than in a multi stemmed clump like hepatica. There is an excellent article about hepatica here: http://www.bedfordaudubon.org/seasons/spring/hepatica01.html
Thanks New Hampshire Gardener and former neighbor Chris Kraft for correcting my error!