Anemone americanaA single blooming Anemone in the leaf litter. But more are on the way.

Some interesting taxonomic issues raised by this one: The genus name for this spring ephemeral used to be Hepatica and some still think it is. Hepatica, meanwhile, is used as the common name; it’s also called Liverleaf or Liverwort. I’m not sure which species, A. americana or A. acutiloba, this particular one is (or is that H. american or H. acutiloba)? [I’m taking this info from Carol Gracie’s Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast.]

2 Responses to “Hepatica”

  1. 1 Susan April 12, 2015 at 8:10 am

    So beautiful. Hope for things to come.

  1. 1 Springing | Backyard and Beyond Trackback on April 23, 2015 at 7:05 am

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