Herbaceous Perennial Flower,
Also known as Liverleaf
Synonym: Hepatica americana, Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa, Hepatica triloba, Anemone hepatica
This small, semi-evergreen woodland plant bears blue, bluish-purple, white, or pink blooms in early spring, and has a clump of three-lobed leaves that resemble the shape of the human liver (hence the name liverleaf). It is rare in its native habitat so be sure to purchase cultivated plants not collected from the wild.