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Hepatica americana/Round-Lobed Hepatica

Hepatica americana / Hepatica americana
White spring flowers among leaf litter
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White spring flowers among leaf litter

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Scientific Name: Hepatica americana
Common Name: Round-Lobed Hepatica
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink, Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a perennial that has a rich history as a medicinal plant for treating a number of ailments in early days, primarily liver problems. This small, herbaceous perennial is well suited for the woodland garden where there is a generous amount of humus. While white flowers are the most common, other colors include blue and pink. This plant is also known by the botanical name Hepatica nobilis.