Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Hepatica acutiloba
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment:
Season of Interest:
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

4 to
6
inches

Spread:

4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
6
inches
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
6
inches
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Shady woodlands are ideal. They are often found on north slopes and upland forests. Drought tolerant in summer. Any good garden soil is suitable, long-lived plant once established. The clumps will expand slowly once 'happy'.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Shady woodlands are ideal. They are often found on north slopes and upland forests. Drought tolerant in summer. Any good garden soil is suitable, long-lived plant once established.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

This tough woodland wildflower blooms early (Feb.-April). The stalks push through last years’ foliage to bear 6-10 delicate petals that vary from white to bluish to pink. The yellow stamens form a dome over the petals. After the petals drop the 3-lobed, thick leaves appear. The common name of Liverleaf comes from the liver-like shape of them. The leaves persist throughout winter.

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