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