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Round-Lobed Hepatica (Hepatica americana)

Image ID: 2011/mr41

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Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 0.3 to 0.5 ft.
Blooms: March to June
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size:  0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 6 parts
Location: Mon River Trail
Date:  4/11/2011
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist