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. It is a spring ephemeral, leafing out and flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.

Ecology[edit]

It is native to deciduous woodland in eastern North America.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dicentra canadensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Dicentra canadensis, by Mary Vaux Walcott.

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