The most common species if hepatica nobilis referred to as liverwort or liverleaf. The plant forms a low clump of leathery leaves divided into three lobes.
Plant hepatica in spring and water plants well after planting.
Liverleaf hepatica plant profile. This makes them ideal for use in rock gardens. A welcomed harbinger of spring hepatica nobilis var. It is also supposed to stimulate gall bladder production resulting in limited success as a laxative.
Over 50 exotic plants and other secrets to discover. This plant doesn t seem to have an owner yet. They only have one flower per stem but each plant can have several stems and they form in clumps.
Across 2 5 cm with conspicuous white stamens in early to mid spring. What will you do. In germany it is a.
Its delicate little flowers are most commonly a bright blue or lavender but they also come in white or pink shades. They open their fullest on sunny days and stay open for about 2 3 weeks. State parents 55508 and 57961 show full pedigree the liverleaf is a herbacious perennial plant from the buttercup family.
Consistent moisture is also key to good growth. Hepatica are small hardy perennials that reach heights of between 5 and 20 cm. Liverleaf hepatica nobilis is an early blooming low maintenance perennial wildflower from the buttercup family.
Common names for hepatica include liverwort and liverleaf. They can also however be found in shades of pink and white. At home in the nutrient rich leaf litter of the forest floor hepatica grows well in soil annually enriched with well decomposed compost.
Small cup shaped blooms appear almost daisy like with petal like bracts ranging in shade from pale pink or lavender to white. Although the leaves will stop bleeding they are also extremely irritating to the skin and should not be placed on open wounds. The blooms last for nearly the entire spring season.
Acuta sharp lobed hepatica is a low growing semi evergreen perennial boasting charming white pink or purple flowers 1 in. Plants prefer shady conditions and rich moist soil but adapt fairly well to dry shade. Hepatica hepatica liverleaf or liverwort is a genus of herbaceous perennials in the buttercup family native to central and northern europe asia and eastern north america some botanists include hepatica within a wider interpretation of anemone.
They carry tri proportionated leaves and anemone like flowers of white blue or pink. These herbaceous perennial plants most commonly have dainty little flowers that come in shades of blue. Although hepatica is no longer popular as an herbal remedy it does act as a mild astringent and diuretic.
The dainty flowers appear before the new leaves on fuzzy reddish stems. Hepatica nobilis by niko herlin. They get this name because their foliage has three lobes just like the human liver.
Hepatica thrives in soil that is moist but not wet. The plants database includes the following 2 subspecies of hepatica nobilis click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Take it to your greenhouse.