Dicentra canadensis

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Dicentra canadensis
Dicentra canadensis - Canadian Heart Flower.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Subfamily: Fumarioideae
Tribe: Fumarieae
Genus: Dicentra
Species: D. canadensis
Binomial name
Dicentra canadensis
(L.) Bernh.

Dicentra canadensis (squirrel corn) is a flowering plant from eastern North America with oddly shaped white flowers and finely divided leaves.


Squirrel corn has small yellow clustered bulblets, finely dissected leaves, and white heart-shaped flowers. It is a spring ephemeral, flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.


It is native to deciduous woodland in eastern North America.


Dicentra canadensis, by Mary Vaux Walcott.

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