Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Blunt-lobed Hepatica
Anemone americana Dry
Ranunculaceae
Flowering Periodearly April - May
(c) TB
(c) PW
HabitatDry, open rocky woods
Height3 - 6 inches
DescriptionHerbaceous perennial with a cluster of flowers and leaves. Each flowering stem has a single flower with 6 (6-9) colored sepals. Each flower has 3 green bracts just below it. Flower color varies from blue to white.
LeavesThe leaves are distinctive and have 3- rounded lobes. The leaves persist year round. Emerging leaves have long hairs, but become glabrous with age.
(c) TB
DistributionHerbaceous perennial with a cluster of flowers and leaves. Each flowering stem has a single flower with 6 (6-9) colored sepals. Each flower has 3 green bracts just below it. Flower color varies from blue to white.
NotesThis is one of the earliest plants to flower. It flowers before the leaves of the current year unfold.