Hepatica nobilis

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Hepatica nobilis
Anemone americana 5202071.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Hepatica
Species: H. nobilis
Binomial name
Hepatica nobilis
  • Anemone americana (DC.) H.Hara
  • Anemonoides americana (L.) Holub
  • Hepatica americana (DC.) Ker Gawl.
  • Hepatica hepatica var. parviflora Farw.
  • Hepatica hepatica var. purpurea Farw.
  • Hepatica triloba var. americana DC.
  • Hepatica triloba var. obtusa Pursh

Hepatica nobilis, liverleaf, is a species of flowering plant, a herbaceous perennial in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. It is native to the eastern United States and to central and eastern Canada.[2] It is a small plant growing to 10 cm (3.9 in) tall and broad, with bright blue flowers strongly resembling anemones, in early spring.

In cultivation, this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of all Plant Species". 
  2. ^ US Department of Agriculture plants profile
  3. ^ "Hepatica nobilis". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 47. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 

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