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Sharp-Lobed Hepatica

Scientific name

Anemone acutiloba


Sharp Lobed Hepatica is a small, perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 10 cm in height. This plant is also known by the common names Liverwort or Liverleaf. The basal leaves are green with mottled spots, have three oval shaped lobes, have entire margins, turn reddish brown in the fall, and grow on hairy stalks. The flowers are showy, violet to white colored, have six petals, appear on hairy stalks, and bloom between March and May. This is one of the first wildflowers to grow in the spring and is a great early food source for pollinator species, like bees and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Sharp Lobed Hepatica grows best in normal to moist conditions with partial sun exposure or shade. It prefers well-drained, cool sandy or loam soil types. It is tolerant to shade. This wildflower can be found naturally in forests and along shaded shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 10 cm
  • Spread:
    • 50 cm