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, the squirrel corn,[1] is a flowering plant from eastern North America with oddly shaped white flowers and finely divided leaves.


Squirrel corn has small yellow clustered bulblets (looking roughly like kernels of corn), finely dissected leaves, and white heart-shaped flowers. It is a spring ephemeral, leafing out and flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.


It is native to deciduous woodland in eastern North America.


  1. ^ "Dicentra canadensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
Dicentra canadensis, by Mary Vaux Walcott.

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