Hepatica acutiloba (Sharp-Lobed Hepatica)
One of the earliest spring ephemerals to flower in Kentucky. The small delicate flowers will appear in March above the foliage that remains from last year. After flowering the new leaves will emerge and stay green until the cold temperature of winter changes them to a nice purple hue. Commonly found on limestone outcrops. Very cool little plant for the native enthusiast and gardener who can appreciate things on the small scale in the garden.