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Hepatica-Anemone americana previously Hepatica americana
It's a sure sign of spring when you see hepatica blooming. This year we've had reports of it blooming as early as March 27. Beautiful blue or white flowers sparkle amongst the leaf litter. This diminutive plant has interesting, 3-lobed leaves reminiscent of the human liver - hence its name. Two varieties - round-lobed and sharp-lobed.
Hepatica makes a lovely garden plant for shaded location with rich organic soils. Once established in a good location they will live for many years. They form colorful little clumps of flowers that typically will bloom in April and May.
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Photo courtesy of Terry Melton
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