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Plant Details

Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's Breeches

Scientific Name:

Dicentra cucullaria

Common Name:

Dutchman's Breeches

Plant Family

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

.5 to 1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Mountains, scattered in Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

Notes:

Easy to confuse the foliage with Dicentra canadensis, Squirrel Corn.

Blooms

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Blooms & Foliage

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NC mountains, May/June 2006
© Chuck Yancey

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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