Dutchman's breeches


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Related to Dutchman's breeches: Dicentra cucullaria

Dutch·man's breeches

 (dŭch′mənz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A woodland plant (Dicentra cucullaria) of the northern United States and southern Canada, having finely divided leaves and yellowish-white flowers with two spurs.
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Noun1.Dutchman's breeches - delicate spring-flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spursDutchman's breeches - 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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Wildflowers such as trillium, trout lilies, and Dutchman's breeches emerge from the forest floor.
With only the slightest mention of the trouble the children want to leave behind (one line: "the harsher sounds of home"), the poem enters the forest, beautiful with its "miniature petalled world" of star-like trillium and Dutchman's breeches.
Dutchman's breeches, Elephant's ear, Hydrangea, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Jasmine, Jimsonweed, Larkspur (Delphinium), Laurel, Lily of the valley, Mescal bean, Mushrooms, Nightshades, Philodrendron, Poinsettia, Prunus species, Tobacco, Yellow jasmine, Yews Taxus species.
Dutchman's breeches plant has buttercup plant has a cup, 45.
This triggers the appearance of a number of wildflowers: trillium, phlox, trout lily, Dutchman's breeches, violets, wild strawberries and many more.