Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


660

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in SC)

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

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shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Anemone acutiloba   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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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picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_heac4_001_lvd

        

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm090102_045

January    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_acutiloba

February        

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Ben Geer Keys    bgk660_a

March        

Flowers solitary on elongate, hairy stalks, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm0303l_07

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Old leaves present at early flowering; new leaves develop later, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm0503d_07

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Seedlings?

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm080316_014

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm080316_022

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Flowers are subtended by 3 green bracts with pointed tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm140322_340

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm140322_349

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Fruit an aggregate of achenes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm150322_903

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm150322_909

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm150322_913

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Flowers solitary on elongate, villous or pilose scapes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hepatica_acutiloba_3

March        

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_hepatica_acutiloba_5

March        

The 5-12 petal-like sepals are white, pink, lavender, purple or blue, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm140418_294

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm140418_366

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Deformed leaves with a rust fungus.

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm170413_574

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm170413_574b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm170419_377

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Keith Bradley    kab_a_acutiloba_1784

April    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Keith Bradley    kab_a_acutiloba_1796

April    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

Steve Marlow    snm090405_013

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm0409e_02

September    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Three-lobed evergreen leaves w sharply pointed tips, hence the common name, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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picture of Hepatica acutiloba, image of Anemone acutiloba

JK Marlow    jkm0311b_30

November    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park