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Hepatica


Scientific Name     

Hepatica acutiloba DC.

Family Name

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

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habitat

flower

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stems

buds

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

dry or moist woods

Plant Height:  

10-20 cm tall, erect stem

Flower Color:  

white (can be pinkish, bluish or purple)

Flower:  

incomplete; perfect; petals none; 5-12 sepals; pistils numerous, 8-12; 2 cm wide 

Inflorescence:  

small umbel usually consisting of 1 flower on long hairy stalks

Fruit:  

one-seeded indehiscent (stays closed at maturity) 

Leaves:  

simple, basal, lobed 3 lobed 

Bloom Time:  

April

Origins:  

native

Other:  

prefers calcareous soils; flower color a function of soil pH