This is a very early spring flower. These particular
specimens were found along the Trent Severn just north of Campellford,
Ontario, on April 16th. They come in three distinct colours -pink, white
and blue. I have included specimens of all colours on this page.
There are two distinct species of the Hepatica. The Round-Lobed Hepatica is pictured here. Another variety called the Sharp-Lobed Hepatica has sharpened points at the end of each of the three leaves. It can be found at the end of this page. The Sharp-Lobed species was found at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
The 6 to 10 petals are really sepals. Colours range from blue to pink to white. The group above, all from the same parentage, had 7. The second last picture on this page shows a variety of Hepatica with 6 petals.
Also commonly known as Liverwort or Johnny Jump-ups.
Blooms mid April through May.
Above, the Sharp-Lobed Hepatica. Note the leaves.
This specimen was found at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
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