Common Names: Round-lobed Hepatica
Sub-category: Buttercup family
Syn. Hepatica nobilis. A herbaceous perennial. Leaves are up to 3 inches long and wide on a slender hairy stalk up to 6 inches long, and lobed in 3 parts of similar size, each lobe generally round to oval with a well-rounded tip. Leaves are mostly solid green or 2-tone green through spring and summer, turn dark green or brown in fall and persist through the winter. A single flower 0.5 to 1 inch across is at the end of a hairy leafless stalk. There are 5 to 12 petal-like sepals, usually 6, and numerous white stamens surrounding a green center. Petal color ranges from violet to white, sometimes pinkish. Behind the flower are 3 large hairy bracts each up to 0.5 inch long, oval to egg-shaped with a blunt or rounded tip. One plant has a tuft of a few to many flowers.
Found on forest floors. Blooms early spring.
Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White