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Connecticut Plants
Round-lobed Hepatica
Anemone americana (DC.) H. Hara
  • Synonyms: Hepatica americana (DC.) Ker Gawl., Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyerm.
  • Family: buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
  • Habitat: rocky woods
  • Height: 4-6 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white, blue, or pink
  • Flowering time: March to May
  • Origin: native
Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyermark

Flowers may be white, blue, purple, or pink.

Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyermark

Photographed in Berks County, Pennsylvania in mid-April.

Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyermark

Photographed in Berks County, Pennsylvania in mid-April.

Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyermark
Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyermark

Leaves of round-lobed hepatica have three lobes that are very rounded at the tips.

Hepatica nobilis Schreb. var. obtusa (Pursh) Steyermark

Leaf of a closely-related plant, sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba). Sharp-lobed hepatica leaves have three to seven lobes and sharply pointed tips.