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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).]
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(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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Cut down dicentra foliage once it has turned brown.
In contrast to these cultivars, the spring-blooming native wildflower fringed bleeding heart (dicentra eximia) can be a late summer/early fall rebloomer requiring no special attention.
The species ordered included jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum, subsequently AT), bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis, subsequently SC), early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum, subsequently TD), wild geranium (Geranium maculatura, subsequently GD), zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis, subsequently SF), and dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria, subsequently DC).
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Ground-hugging perennials, such as bergenias, dicentra, hellebores and euphorbia, will ensure that no bare soil is seen.
Bydd Sioned yn tynnu'n sylw at y dicentra, y blodyn tymhorol ar ffurf calon.
It's a small perennial that is happy in partial shade and pairs well with dicentra, anemones.
Dicentra spectabilis is one my top spring plants and deserves a pot all of its own to admire its arching stems dripping with heart-shaped pink flowers.
Dicentra spectabilis deserves a pot of its own to admire its arching stems dripping with heart-shaped pink flowers.
Berberis thunbergii, Chelidonium majus, Corydalis cava, Dicentra spectabilis, Fumaria officinalis, Glaucium flavum, Macleaya cordata, Mahonia aquifolium, and Meconopsis cambrica were collected in June 2012 in the Botanical Gardens of Maria-Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland.
They pair very well with foxgloves, Dicentra, Heuchera and Japanese anemones.