‘Blåveis’ confirms that spring is here

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The wild flower known as blåveis is a sure sign of spring in southern Norway, often being the first arrival of the spring season flora. The hepatica nobilis, also known as liverleaf, is common in many European countries, and in Norway it can be found all the way north to Bodø. It was believed to cure liver disease because of its liver-shaped leaves. The term blåveis is also used in slang, referring to a black eye caused by beating. PHOTO: Views and News.