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Round Lobed Hebatica

Hepatica americana

Description:

Found these bright flowers on hike through the woods at the Arc of Appalachia reserves. Stemless perennial herb to 6 inch tall. Flower colour white to pale lavender. Genus Hepatica is linked to the Greek liver. (plant used previously for liver ailments)

Habitat:

Rich wet deciduous woodland.

Notes:

Species are pollinated and the seeds dispersed by insects. (Spring bees and flies are main pollinators)

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MickGrant
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MickGrant

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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