Photographer: Merel R. Black
Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.
Dicentra: from the Greek dis, "twice," and centron, "spur," meaning "twice-spurred," in reference to the flower shape
|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; inflorescence a terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-May|
|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|