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Liverleaf, or Hepatica (Hepatica triloba). A lovely lilac or blue, the first of the spring flowers in most regions. Blooms in the woods from March to May, from Nova Scotia to Manitoba and southward.

Blue--eyed Grass, Blue Star, or Star Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium). A bright blue flower of the Iris family; found in rich meadows from Newfoundland to British Columbia and southward halfway to the Gulf; blooms May to August.

Bluebell, Harebell, or Hairbell (Campanula rotundifolia). Found on rocky places and uplands nearly everywhere south of the Middle States. Blooms all summer.

Common Violet, or Heartsease (Viola cuccullata). The heart shape of the leaf was held to be the proof of its power to set the heart at ease. In rich ground, Nova Scotia to Minnesota and southward nearly to the Gulf States. Blooms in spring.

Bird's foot Violet (Viola pedata). So called from the shape of its leaves. Dry ground; Maine to Minnesota and southward.

Lupine (Lupinus perennis). Dry soil, from Maine to Minnesota and southward. Early summer.

Self--heal, or Heal--all (Pyunella vulgaris). Dry ground everywhere; blooming May to October.

Vervain, Blue Vervain, or Wild Hyssop (Verbena hastata). In moist ground everywhere; blooms June to September.

Chicory, or Succory (Cichorium Intybus). Flowers bright blue or sometimes white. The roots roasted and ground make a wholesome substitute for coffee. Originally came here from Europe. Now found generally in the eastern U. S. Blooms July to October.

Fringed Gentian (Gentiana crinita). Bright blue; rarely white. Rich meadows, Quebec to Minnesota and southward halfway to Gulf. Blooms September and October.

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