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Author Topic: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA  (Read 5405 times)

Mark W. Simonis

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Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« on: May 29, 2022, 03:26:23 PM »
Hello! I have enjoyed your forum on Hepatica for a few years now and thank you for letting me join in! Thought that you would like to see some of the wild Hepatica acutiloba found here. Hepatica americana also grows wild here but isn't as common and in my opinion not as variable. Let me start with maiden forms of Hepatica acutiloba. I read where it is rare for this species. Yes, I have found it at only two sites. Here are some pictures of a few. More pictures to follow of other forms and colors.

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 05:40:12 PM »
Mark, very interesting Hepatica nobilis var. acuta. Thanks for showing. I look forward to see others.
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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 05:51:18 PM »
Welcome Mark W.S., and thanks for your photos of these fine plants in the USA - we look forward to seeing more!
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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 07:38:38 PM »
Very, very nice, it's a pity that it won't work out with an exchange....

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2022, 09:04:48 PM »
All, Thank you for your kind words. Here is some of what I think were my best Hepatica nobilis var acuta finds from 2021. These were all in the wilds here. Mark

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2022, 07:16:31 AM »
Thanks for sharing these beautiful forms, Mark!
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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2022, 10:33:24 AM »
Thanks! And how about a Hepatica nobilis var. acuta f. plena? It is the same plant in each picture but at different stages of flower development. This was also in the wilds here.

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2022, 12:03:14 PM »
Mark, that is a real treasure! Congratulations on your foundling
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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2022, 12:24:08 PM »
Thanks! Hope that this will help with sorting out Hepatica nobilis var acuta. Here are three more. The one with the petaloid stamens/anthers is the only one of these I have ever spotted. All three were found in the wilds here.

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2022, 12:26:04 PM »
Oops! Here is the second one.

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2022, 12:26:51 PM »
And the third which is the petaloid.

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2022, 10:49:05 PM »
And how about an entire swarm of over thirty fully double Hepatica nobilis var acuta f plena. All at one site in the wilds. They are quite variable in colors and sub forms. Attached find five of these.

 

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2022, 10:55:20 PM »
I would be neglect if I didn't point out a "problem" that I am still trying to determine the extent of and just what the ultimate impact will be to out local populations of Hepatica. Do you have this at your locations? If so how serious a problem is it?

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2022, 04:03:47 AM »
Totally crazy, I think I have to rebook my holiday!

Last picture: Visually, the infestation is similar to that of Anemone ranunculoides and nemerosa with Ochropsora ariae or Tranzschelia fusca. I don't know more about it, I don't see the infestation as absolutely critical, but I'm absolutely no expert.

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Re: Hepatica in northcentral Pennsylvania, USA
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2022, 07:22:44 AM »
And how about an entire swarm of over thirty fully double Hepatica nobilis var acuta f plena. All at one site in the wilds. They are quite variable in colors and sub forms. Attached find five of these.
Mark, excellent Hepatica's! Until now I had never heard of a place with so much double Hepatica acutiloba. You were very lucky, probably not many people will know that place and maybe a good thing. It is a paradise that must be cherished!
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