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Hepatica (Round-Lobed)

Hepatica americana
Hepatica (Round-Lobed)

Habitat

They are found in the woods.

Description

Up to 6" tall - blooms in early spring. Small flowers can be white, pink or blue and sit at the end of a leafless, hairy stem. The leaves have three, rounded lobes. Also called, Liverleaf.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 6 petals

  • Flower Color: White

  • Leaf Arrangement: Leaves around base only

  • Plant Type: Wildflower

  • Leaf Type: Tri-lobed and entire (smooth edge) with rounded tips

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Recommended Books and Products

For more wildflower identification in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, ask your librarian for Adirondack Nature Guide and Vermont Nature Guide (Pinto Press)

Adirondack Nature Guide Book

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