Audio Postcard: Spring season brings a hunt for hepatica

A wildflower
A sharp-lobed hepatica at the Townsend Woods Scientific and Natural Area in southern Minnesota in April.
Photo by Kelly Povo

In April, wildflower chasers Kelly Povo and Phyllis Root set off to find early bloomers pushing through the thawed ground. The number of flowers sprouting in the colder-than-average spring was minimal but one stood out.

The pale-petaled hepatica peaked through fallen leaves at the Townsend Woods Scientific and Natural Area. Povo and Root discovered hepatica cropping up, along with other flowers on their hunt.

You can listen to their adventure by using the player above.

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