We Came Across

…some hepatica leaves yesterday. Though not yet blooming…

 

…sometime in the next one to three weeks they’ll look like this.

 

Or this. The blue version. Either way it’s well worth scouring the woodland floor if, for you, this might be the sort of thing that chases the winter blues!
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Moonflower, unfolded

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Datura belongs to the classic “witches’ weeds”, along with deadly nightshade, henbane, and mandrake. Most parts of the plants are toxic, and datura has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death. It was well known as an essential ingredient of potions and witches’ brews.[6] In India it has been referred to as “Poisonous” and as an aphrodisiac. In little measures it was used in Ayurveda as a medicine from the ancient times. It is used in rituals and prayers to Shiva.” _Wikipedia

Datura

"... a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are commonly known as daturas, but also known as devil's trumpets, not to be confused with angel's trumpets, its closely related genus Brugmansia. They are also sometimes called moonflowers, Jimsonweed, devil's weed, hell's bells, thorn-apple..." - Wikipedia
“… a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are commonly known as daturas, but also known as devil’s trumpets, not to be confused with angel’s trumpets, its closely related genus Brugmansia. They are also sometimes called moonflowers, Jimsonweed, devil’s weed, hell’s bells, thorn-apple…” – Wikipedia
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Datura with honey bee emerging.