Dicentra cucullaria


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Related to Dicentra cucullaria: squirrel corn, Dicentra canadensis
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Noun1.Dicentra cucullaria - delicate spring-flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spursDicentra cucullaria - delicate spring-flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spurs
Dicentra, genus Dicentra - North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Dicentra cucullaria gets its common name, Dutchman's breeches, because its flowers look like a pair of white knickers hanging out to dry.
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).
A similar plant, Dicentra cucullaria (called Dutchman's Breeches) is native in the Eastern U.S., and is known to New Yorkers as the springtime flowers whitening the shady ledges of Central Park.
Species including Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) and American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus) share the out-of-place spotlight with the maple groves.
FUMARIACEAE (Fumitory Family) Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.--CW, SW; MWL; Infrequent; C = 6; BSUH 19744.