Dicentra canadensis

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Dicentra canadensis
Dicentra canadensis - Canadian Heart Flower.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Dicentra
Species:
D. canadensis
Binomial name
Dicentra canadensis

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

Description[edit]

Squirrel corn has small yellow clustered bulblets (looking roughly like kernels of corn), finely dissected leaves, and white heart-shaped flowers. The flowers are fragrant.[2] It is a spring ephemeral, leafing out and flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is native to deciduous woodland in eastern North America. It is also found among rock outcrops near mountains.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Dicentra canadensis". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". www.wildflower.org. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
  3. ^ "Dicentra canadensis (Squirrel Corn) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox". plants.ces.ncsu.edu. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
Dicentra canadensis, by Mary Vaux Walcott.

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