Hepatica americana (DC.) Ker Gawl.
Family: Ranunculaceae
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Lvs densely long-pilose when young, especially beneath, but glabrate in age, persistent and green until the following spring, 3-lobed, the lobes broadly obtuse or rounded, the terminal one often wider than long; length of the lf blade about 2 (to 2.5) times the distance from the summit of the petiole to the sinuses; scapes 5-15 cm, villous, as also the petioles; bracts obtuse, nearly as long as the sep; fls bluish to white or pink, 12-25 mm wide, without nectar; 2n=14. Dry or moist but upland woods; Que. and N.S. to Minn. and Man., s. to Ga., Tenn., and Mo. Mar., Apr. (H. triloba and H. hepatica, misapplied; H. nobilis var. obtusa)

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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