|Hepatica nobilis var.
japonica, an evergreen perennial, inhabits deciduous tree forest
beds in mountainous regions. Leaves with long petioles, dark green,
having arisen from the base of the plants, are of 'palmately'
three-cleft, and the tips pointed. Flowers measure 1-1.5cm in
diameter; the petal-like sepals, 6-10 in number, are in the shape of
a long oblong-like lanceolate body, and the color varies from white
to light purple, light blue-purple, light red, etc., etc. Bloom