Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Michael Clayton

Matthew L. Wagner

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot
Family Fumariaceae
Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.
Dutchman's-breeches
Dicentra: from the Greek dis, "twice," and centron, "spur," meaning "twice-spurred," in reference to the flower shape
cucullaria: hood-like
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; rhizomes covered with white, tear-shaped bulblets
Flower: white to yellowish, 4-parted, 5/8" long, both petals spurred, spur heart-to-triangular shaped; flower drawing inflorescence a terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruit:capsule
Leaf:all basal, often with 2 from the same spot, yellow-green, not smooth, several times pinnately-divided, long-stalked, widely-triangular in outline
Habitat: deciduous woods, clearings; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Bicuculla cucullaria (L.) Millsp.
Bicuculla occidentalis Rydb.
Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh. var. occidentalis (Rydb.) M.Peck
Dicentra occidentalis (Rydb.) Fedde
Fumaria cucullaria L.

         
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