Crow’s Nest: Hepatica Hike

March 25, 2019

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager; Photos by Denis Manchon and Daniel Barringer.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

On April 20 we’ll be holding a walk at Crow’s Nest to seek out some of the earliest of spring-ephemeral wildflowers—the round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana). Also called liverleaf or liverwort the nomenclature of this plant has changed in recent years: it used to be called Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa. Whenever I am unsure of the current accepted name I check the Flora of Pennsylvania website.

Enjoy the closeup photo below by late volunteer Denis Manchon.

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