Anemone hepatica (Liverwort)

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Hepatica Americana (Kidney Liver-Leaf) This is a perennial plant, the root of which consists of numerous strong fibres.  The leaves are all radical, on long, hairy petioles, smooth, evergreen, cordate at base, the new ones appearing later than the flowers.  The flowers appear almost as soon as the snow leaves the ground in the spring.  Fruit an ovate achenium.

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