Hepatica P. Miller. Subfamily: Ranunculoideae. Tribe: Anemoneae.
A genus of 7-12 species, perennial herbs, of Eurasia and e. North America. Although Hoot, Meyer, & Manning (2012), Hoot, Reznicek, & Palmer (1994), and others argued that Hepatica should be included in Anemone, a series of later papers cast doubt on that course; it now seems best to leave (or return) Hepatica to generic rank, pending additional research.
Ref: Dutton, Keener, & Ford (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Hoot, Meyer, & Manning (2012); Hoot, Reznicek, & Palmer (1994); Jiang et al. (2017); Steyermark & Steyermark (1960). Show full citations.