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Plant Details

Dicentra canadensis

Squirrel Corn

Scientific Name:

Dicentra canadensis

Common Name:

Squirrel Corn

Plant Family

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mexic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rich, moist forests, especially rich cove forests in the mountains per Weakley.

Notes:

Easy to confuse the foliage with Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman's Breeches.

The common name comes from the yellow bublets (corms) that resemble grains of corn

Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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