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Sharp-Lobed Hepatica An early spring wildflower with lavender flowers and 3-lobed leaves.<br />
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 The word &quot;hepatica&quot; is derived from the Latin word for &quot;liver&quot;, which refers to the supposed resemblance of the leaves to the liver. This resemblance led early herbalists to assume that these plants would be effective in treating liver ailments.<br />
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 This plant is listed as &quot;threatened&quot; in Connecticut. Anemone,Anemone acutiloba,Anemone hepatica,Geotagged,Sharp-Lobed Hepatica,Spring,United States,flower,hepatica,lavender,purple,wildflower Click/tap to enlarge

Sharp-Lobed Hepatica

An early spring wildflower with lavender flowers and 3-lobed leaves.

The word "hepatica" is derived from the Latin word for "liver", which refers to the supposed resemblance of the leaves to the liver. This resemblance led early herbalists to assume that these plants would be effective in treating liver ailments.

This plant is listed as "threatened" in Connecticut.

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  1. Nice macro!!!
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Julian! Posted 5 months ago

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''Anemone hepatica'' is a herbaceous perennial growing from a rhizome in the buttercup family , native to woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Similar species: Ranunculales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2018. Captured Apr 14, 2018 12:58 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm