Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hepatica, a sub-genus of Anemone (q.v.) distinguished by having the involucre of three undivided leaves close to the flower and by having no tail-like persistent styles to the carpels. H. triloba, a European species, with blue, pink or white flowers, is common in our gardens, and the fancied resemblance of its trilobed leaves to the liver gave the group its name.