Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Sharp-Leaved Hepatica
Hepatica acutiloba
Location: Woods near ivory sedge

Range: Sharp-lobed hepatica is found in most states east of the Mississippi River. Extending from Ontario, Quebec, and Maine, it proceeds south through the eastern United States to Missouri, Georgia, and Alabama.
Sharp Leaved Hepatica is a woodland wildflower. The bright blue to pink flowers serve as an important early spring flower for many different pollinators. The mottled foliage is typically evergreen.Planting six bare-root specimens April '13; hope to create a small sea of them with the ivory sedge just east of the big central white oak on west edge of woods
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Genus: Hepatica (Liverworts)
Family: Ranunculaceae (buttercup family)
Order: Ranunculales (ranuncules)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)