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Plant Details

Anemone acutiloba (=Hepatica acutiloba)

Sharp-lobed Liverleaf

Scientific Name:

Anemone acutiloba (=Hepatica acutiloba)

Common Name:

Sharp-lobed Liverleaf

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

.4

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

February - March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Notes:

The genus, Hepatica, so called because of the resemblance of the three leaves to a liver, contains two species found in North Carolina, H. americana and H. acutiloba. These are also the only two species of this genus found in North America.

Liverworts are harbingers of spring, being one of the first of our native wildflowers to bloom. Hepaticas are in the Ranunculaceace, or Buttercup, family, and were classified at one time as Anemone, which are their closest kin.

Hepatica acutiloba, with sharp pointed leaves, is found mainly in the western part of North Carolina.

Early Blooms

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Martha Baskin
Jan 2009

Blooms Close Up

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Tom Harville
Feb 2009

Plant & Blooms

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Martha Baskin

Leaf

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Tom Harville

Seed Pod Forming

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Martha Baskin

Winter Leaf

Tom Harville

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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