Also known as Liverwort or Liverleaf. The common name comes from the supposed resemblance of the leaves to the human liver, both of which have three lobes. Hepatica is part of  the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) native to Wisconsin. The common name comes from the supposed resemblance of the leaves to the human liver, both of which have three lobes. Hepatica grows about 12″ high. When it first emerges, the stems are fuzzy. Check out this plant in the Wildflower Woods.

Hepatica

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