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Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Round-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf, Liverwort - Hepatica nobilis


Family: Ranunculaceae - Buttercup family Genus Common Name: Hepatica Native Status: TestHiddenDicot Perennial Herb
Hepatica nobilis - Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Round-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf, Liverwort. You will be redirected to the new page for Anemone acutiloba in a few seconds. The classification of Hepatica is still disputed, but in the past it was considered as a single species with two varieties (some call them subspecies) of Hepatica nobilis. Hepatica nobilis var. acuta, Sharp-lobed Hepatica, and Round-lobed Hepatica, Hepatica nobilis var obtusa. They have also been classified in the past by some authorities as separate species in the Hepatica genus (H. acuta, H. acutiloba, H. americana, H. hepatica, and H. triloba.) Most authorities now consider these two plants to be separate species in the Anemone genus. H. nobilis var. acuta is now Anemone acutiloba, and H. nobilis var obtusa is now Anemone americana (Anemone hepatica by some authorities.) The classification within the USWildflowers’ database here continues to have these two plants listed as varieties of H. nobilis for now.

Sharp-Lobed Hepatica is listed as "Threatened" in Connecticut, "Endangered" in Florida, and of "Special Concern" in Rhode Island. According to USDA, it is "Possibly Extirpated" in Maine. Round-lobed Hepatica is “Endangered” in Florida and “Special Concern” in Rhode Island.

Found in:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Distribution of Hepatica nobilis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 20 Jan 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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