Genus: Hepatica

By Steven D. Glenn

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/06/2013

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Hepatica Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754.

This genus is placed within Anemone by some authors, see Flora N. Amer. 3:139-140. 1997.

Key to the species of Hepatica

1. Leaf lobes obtuse...Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa

1. Leaf lobes acute...Hepatica nobilis var. acuta

List of Hepatica Species

References to Hepatica

  • Baskin, J. M.; Baskin, C. C. 1985. Epicotyl dormancy in seeds of Cimicifuga racemosa and Hepatica acutiloba. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 112: 253-257.
  • Bernhardt, P. 1976. The pollination ecology of Hepatica acutiloba DC. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 103: 255-258.
  • Handel, S. N.; Fisch, S. B.; Schatz, G. E. 1981. Ants disperse a majority of herbs in a mesic forest community in New York State. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 108: 430-437.
  • Smith, G. H. 1927. Vascular anatomy of Ranalian flowers, - I. Ranunculaceae. Bot. Gaz. 82: 1-29.