Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Hepatica acutiloba   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hepatica nobilis var. acuta   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Anemone acutiloba

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-15-001:
Hepatica acutiloba   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hepatica acuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Sharp-lobed Liverleaf


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Look for it in moist forests, esp over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC & in GA Piedmont)

 

shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
White/ Pink/ Lavender/ Blue
5-6(-12) petaloid sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Aggregate of single-seeded achenes

 

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Hepatica acutiloba   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Sharp-lobed Liverleaf