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A plant of the genus Dicentra, which includes Dutchman's breeches and certain bleeding hearts.

[New Latin Dicentra, genus name (so called from the two nectar-bearing spurs characteristic of the flowers of the genus) : di- + Greek kentron, spur (from kentein, to prick; see kent- in Indo-European roots).]


(Plants) any Asian or North American plant of the genus Dicentra, such as bleeding heart and Dutchman's-breeches, having finely divided leaves and ornamental clusters of drooping flowers: family Fumariaceae
[C19: New Latin, from Greek dikentros having two sharp points, from di-1 + kentron sharp point, from kentein to prick; see centre]
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Noun1.dicentra - North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowersDicentra - North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Fumariaceae, Fumariaceae, fumitory family - erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman's breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn
bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabilis, lyreflower, lyre-flower - garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman's breeches - delicate spring-flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spurs
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Flowering herbs common to abundant in the spring and early summer included Allium vineale, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Dicentra cucullaria, Enemion biternatum, Galium aparine, Geum vernum, Glechoma hederacea, Heracleum maximum, Hesperis matronalis, Hydrophyllum appendiculatum, Monarda fistulosa, Osmorhiza longistylis, Phacelia purshii, Ranunculus abortivus, R.
They pair very well with foxgloves, Dicentra, Heuchera and Japanese anemones.
David Mitchell, plant buyer for Wyevale Garden Centres, predicts that peony roses, dicentra, ferns and grasses will be popular next year, along with impulse herbaceous perennials.
LAST time in my A to Z of plants we looked at dicentra.
canadensis 2 X X X Claytonia virginica 2 X Comus jlorida 4 X Cryptotaenia canadensis 3 X X X Cystopteris protrusa 4 X X X Dichanthelium clandestinum 3 X Dicentra cucullaria 6 X X Discorea quartemata 5 X Dryopteris marginalis* 8* X* ELAEAGNUS UMBELLATA -- X Elymus hystrix 5 X Enemion bitematum 5 X X Epifagus virginiana* 8* X* Erigenia bulbosa 5 X Erigeron annuus 0 X X Erythronium americanum 5 X EUONYMOUS ALATA -- X Eupatorium perfoliatum 4 X Eupatorium serotinum 0 X X Fagus grandifolia* 8* X* X* X* X* Festuca subverticillata 4 X Fraxinus pennsylvanica var.
Norikura, Kita-Alps, Japan, seeds of Dicentra peregrina were observed to be dispersed by Formica gagatoides, but the distance is not known (Komatsu et al.
Growers can choose from over 200 bare root perennial flowers including beautiful Peonies, Clematis, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Hostas, Hemerocallis (Daylily), Iris, Phlox, Lavender, Lilac, Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy), and much more.
They encompass a diverse group of more than 200 structures with restricted occurrence in certain higher plant taxa belonging to species Aristolochia, Argemone, Ceratocapnos, Chelidonium, Corydalis, Cynanchum, Dicentra, Fumaria, Papaver, Pergularia, Platycapnos, Rupicapnos, Sarcocapnos, Sanguinera, and Tylophora (Sato 2013; Nakagawa, et al.
There is dicentra 'Spring Morning', with ferny foliage and delightful pendulous flowers, which I wanted as much for sentimental value as anything else.
Even when a second flush of flowers is unlikely, as in the case of delphiniums, phlox or dicentra, it is always preferable to have a flush of fresh foliage to look at than dead stalks and seed heads.
A similar plant, Dicentra cucullaria (called Dutchman's Breeches) is native in the Eastern U.