Hepatica acutiloba DC. - Liverleaf
Family - Ranunculaceae
Flowering - March - April.
Habitat - Rich woods, rich soils of rocky slopes, base of bluffs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in the northern half of Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its pointed, three-lobed leaves, and distinctive flowers. The plant blooms very early and is easily seen against the early spring forest floor.
Photographs taken at Whetstone Conservation Area, Callaway County, MO., 3-19-04, and at the Walls of Jericho, AL., 3-4-06.