Hepatica acutiloba, also known as Sharp-Lobed Hepatica, has single, dainty, 1/2"-1" wide, white to lavender or blue blooms with 5-12 petals backed by 3 large bracts on hairy leafless stalks. The leathery 3" wide, three-lobed leaves with pointed tips usually persist into the winter. Hepatica's new leaves open after the flowers emerge in early spring.
Hepatica acutiloba is native to the eastern half of North America, where it is typically found in deciduous wooded areas. It is used by early pollinators such as solitary bees and Syrphid flies that feed on its pollen.
Hepatica acutiloba prefers dappled shade and moist, humus-rich soil. Hepatica will tolerate dry soils. This is a wildflower suitable for growing in a container with deciduous perennials.