Hepatica is attractive and easy to identify because of its three-lobed leaves.. The typical flower color is blue but the white-flowered form is common also.
|Soil Moisture||Wet Mesic, Mesic|
|Max Height||6 inches|
|Germ Code||E, L|
|Seeds Per Packet||N/A|
|Seeds Per Ounce||N/A|
A tea made from the leaves is laxative. It is used in the treatment of fevers, liver ailments and poor digestion. At one time it became a cult medicine as a liver tonic and 200,000 kilos of dried Hepatica leaves were used in 1883 alone. Externally, the tea is applied as a wash to swollen breasts.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: The plant is harvested in late spring or early summer and is dried for later use.
Herbal Uses: Unknown