Hepatica nobilis, Hepatica triloba, Anemone hepatica,
SE: Blåsippa, rödsippa, DE: Leberblümchen,
NL: Leverbloem, UK: Liverleaf

Scientific name:  Hepatica nobilis Schreb.
Synonymname:  Hepatica triloba Chaicx, Anemone hepatica L.
Swedish name:   Blåsippa, rödsippa
German name:  Leberblümchen
Nederlandse naam:  Leverbloem
English name:  Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Round-lobed Hepatica, Liverwort, Liverleaf
Plant Family:  Ranunculaceae, Crowfoot family, Ranunkelväxter

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Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  Hairy, largely leafless stalks
Leaves:  Basal and dark leathery green, each with three lobes
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, white, bluish purple or pink; 5-12 petal-like sepals, usually 6; 3 hairy bracts
Flowering Period:  April, May
Fruits:  A sessile or short stipitate head of hairy achenes, tipped with persistent styles
Habitat:  Woodland, Dappled Shade, Shady Edge, Deep Shade

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Hepatica, hēpar (ήπαρ), "liver" because of the leaf shape, like the human liver, has three lobes. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was thought an effective treatment for liver disorders.
nobilis, noble.
triloba, tri, three; λοβοϛ lobus, Greek: lobe of the ear; three lobes.
  • The standard author abbreviation Schreb. is used to indicate Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739 – 1810), a German naturalist.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Chaix is used to indicate Dominique Chaix (1730 – 1799), a French priest and botanist.
Hepatica nobilis is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, Moths & Butterflies.

Hepatica nobilis, Hepatica triloba, Anemone hepatica, Blåsippa, Leberblümchen, Leverbloem, Liverleaf

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