Hepatica Americana (Round-lobed Hepatica)
The Hepatica Americana is one of the first plants to bloom in the early spring. It has fuzzy, leafless stalks bearing pink, lavender, blue, or white flowers. The Hepatica Americana likes partial shade along with well-drained soils. You can find the Hepatica Americana in upland wooded areas near trees and shade. Hepatica Americana is best used in woodland gardens or shaded gardens, due to their shade tolerance. Plant care is rarely needed for this plant if the right growing conditions are provided. Bees and flies are the primary pollinators for this plant, and the plant uses ants to distribute their seeds. As the seeds drop, ants pick them up and disperse the seeds to other areas!