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Round-lobed Hepatica
Anemone americana

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana) Other common names: American Liverleaf, Liverleaf, Round-lobed Liverleaf

Other scientific names: Anemone hepatica, Hepatica americana

French names: Hépatique d'Amérique

Family: Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Group: Hepaticas

Similar species:
  •   Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) - Leaves are pointed at the tips.

Flowers: Spring;  White, Red/Pink, Blue/Violet;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Lobed, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Lifespan: Perennial.  

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 338    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 22, 238, 326    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 351   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: americana: American

Photographs: 143 photographs available, of which 10 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Round-lobed Hepatica has beautiful blue or white flowers in the early spring.

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

A nice patch of the white flowers.

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Round-lobed Hepatica flower just opening in mid-April.

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

The leaves of Round-lobed Hepatica are rounded at the tips, unlike those of Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba), which are pointed at the tips.

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Hepatica leaves are very fuzzy. This helps the plants to keep warmer in the very early spring. the leaves usually come out after the flowers.

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

Sometimes Round-lobed Hepatica leaves are variegated.

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

This patch of Round-lobed Hepatica leaves is from the previous season. If you get lucky, you will have the pervious season's leaves accompanying the flowers, as the leaves are pretty well the only way to tell Round-lobed Hepatica apart from Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)!

Range map for Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)