In reviewing the many pictures I’ve taken of hepatica in the woodlands I found a couple instances where the leaves were four-lobed instead of three-lobed.
Some leaves will have four rounded lobes instead of the typical three rounded lobes, although the fourth lobe seems like an afterthought. Chalk it up to individual variation.
If you sit long enough in a clover patch, you’re bound to find a four-leaf clover!
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I have found these plants at a campground in Southwest Michigan, wondered what they were. When do they bloom?
In Michigan I’d guess that hepatica blooms in the last part of April just before the trees leaf out in earnest. Check out my other posts with photos of hepatica to learn a little more.
If you can get back to that campground in April I hope you’ll be treated to these lovely flowers!