Hepatica nobilis

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Hepatica nobilis
Anemone americana 5202071.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Hepatica
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 small herbaceous perennial in the buttercup family. It is native to the eastern United States and to central and eastern Canada.[2]

It grows to 10 cm (4 in) tall and broad. It blooms in early spring, with white, pink, or blue flowers strongly resembling anemones.

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


  1. ^ "Hepatica nobilis". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ "Hepatica nobilis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA.
  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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