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Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba I&#039;m super confused about the taxonomy of these flowers. I spotted these on a native plant trail (at a very reputable research institute) and was told that the correct scientific name is in fact Anemone acutiloba, and that Hepatica nobilis var. acuta is a synonym. I am not sure how or what to ID it as, especially after the conversation with Jivko here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59627/sharp-lobed_hepatica.html" title="Sharp-Lobed Hepatica"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/59627_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=Le%2FdOXesuV8hqi92ttUTfcnG9L4%3D" width="128" height="152" alt="Sharp-Lobed Hepatica An early spring wildflower with purple 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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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77431/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html" title="Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/77431_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=kwOupF7hlM1qLdTCuGheY7Pa8v8%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba I&#039;m super confused about the taxonomy of these flowers. I spotted these on a native plant trail (at a very reputable research institute) and was told that the correct scientific name is in fact Anemone acutiloba, and that Hepatica nobilis var. acuta is a synonym. I am not sure how or what to ID it as, especially after the conversation with Jivko here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59627/sharp-lobed_hepatica.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77432/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77430/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html" title="Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/77430_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=pDX6ik2eFyJ6scj%2B6T3TJ9Cqyos%3D" width="122" height="152" alt="Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba I&#039;m super confused about the taxonomy of these flowers. I spotted these on a native plant trail (at a very reputable research institute) and was told that the correct scientific name is in fact Anemone acutiloba, and that Hepatica nobilis var. acuta is a synonym.  I am not sure how or what to ID it as, especially after the conversation with Jivko here: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59627/sharp-lobed_hepatica.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77432/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html<br />
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Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba

I'm super confused about the taxonomy of these flowers. I spotted these on a native plant trail (at a very reputable research institute) and was told that the correct scientific name is in fact Anemone acutiloba, and that Hepatica nobilis var. acuta is a synonym. I am not sure how or what to ID it as, especially after the conversation with Jivko here:

Sharp-Lobed Hepatica An early spring wildflower with purple flowers and 3-lobed leaves.<br />
<br />
 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.<br />
 Anemone hepatica,Common hepatica,Geotagged,Hepatica nobilis,Sharp-Lobed Hepatica,Spring,United States,anemone,anemone hepatica,flower,hepatica,purple,wildflower


Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba I'm super confused about the taxonomy of these flowers. I spotted these on a native plant trail (at a very reputable research institute) and was told that the correct scientific name is in fact Anemone acutiloba, and that Hepatica nobilis var. acuta is a synonym. I am not sure how or what to ID it as, especially after the conversation with Jivko here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59627/sharp-lobed_hepatica.html<br />
<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77432/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77430/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html Anemone acutiloba,Geotagged,Sharp-lobed Hepatica,Spring,United States

Sharp-lobed Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba I'm super confused about the taxonomy of these flowers. I spotted these on a native plant trail (at a very reputable research institute) and was told that the correct scientific name is in fact Anemone acutiloba, and that Hepatica nobilis var. acuta is a synonym.  I am not sure how or what to ID it as, especially after the conversation with Jivko here: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59627/sharp-lobed_hepatica.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77432/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77431/sharp-lobed_hepatica_-_anemone_acutiloba.html Anemone acutiloba,Geotagged,Sharp-lobed Hepatica,Spring,United States

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Anemone acutiloba is a wildflower in the Ranunculaceae family. It differs from the closely-related blunt-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana) in having more acutely pointed leaf lobes.

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

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Uploaded Apr 13, 2019. Captured Apr 13, 2019 12:44 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.2
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm