Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp. image
Photographer: Elizabeth Parnis           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Janice Stiefel
Family Fumariaceae
Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp.
Dicentra: from the Greek dis, "twice," and centron, "spur," meaning "twice-spurred," in reference to the flower shape
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; rhizomes covered with large, yellow, pea- or corn kernel-shaped bulblets
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/2" long, both petals spurred; spur heart-to-oval shaped; flower drawing inflorescence a terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Leaf:all basal, bluish-green, smooth, several times pinnately-divided
Habitat: deciduous woods, often in rock outcrops; in rich, loamy soil

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