Flower Friday: Roundlobe Hepatica #FlowerFriday #Flowers #Herbs #Perennials

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Garden Phlox

I’ll be creating a Flower Friday page where all previous Flower Friday shares will be available by links. 

Today’s share:

Roundlobe Hepatica

Roundlobe Hepatica is an early spring perennial herb that can be found in dry woodlands and rocky slopes. The flower stalks emerge from a blanket of fallen leaves and bloom before the trees awaken in spring.

I came across this beautiful flower while hiking trails alongside Lake Michigan. There it was, alone, in an area with nothing but leaves and trees. It stuck out like a sore thumb.

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Roundleaf Hepatica has also been called mouse-ears or liverleaf. It’s nicknames come from the resemblance of the leaves to a liver or a mouse’s ear.

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According to http://www.herbazest.com, this plant is used for:

  • Treating liver ailments. Liverleaf is used to ameliorate liver problems such as jaundice, hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
  • Remedying respiratory problems. Hepatica is believed to help suppress coughs and alleviate certain lung ailments.

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Botanical name: 
Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa
Common name: Liverleaf, Round-Lobed Hepatica

Genus: Liverwort (Hepatica)
Hardiness: -20 ℉


Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! What do you have blooming this week? Have a wonderful weekend!

🧡 Mischenko

11 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Roundlobe Hepatica #FlowerFriday #Flowers #Herbs #Perennials

  1. We don’t have much blooming in my area yet. I have daffodils coming up but that’s about it. A few flowering trees have started to bloom which is always a good sign that warm weather is right around the corner.

    I’m totally unfamiliar with Roundlobe Hepatica, but wow—what a gorgeous flower! Seeing it blooming among dried leaves and undergrowth makes it seem fragile by comparison, and yet hardy and resilient. What a stand out!

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    1. It’s always lovely to see the daffodils coming up, Mae. We don’t have anything blooming either, and finding this interesting flower this time of year was such a treat. It’s amazing how hardy it is! 😁 Happy Spring. 💜

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