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Dutchman Breeches


DUTCHMAN BREECHES
Dicentra Poppy Family  Papaveraceae
April - May  Infrequent
Description: From 6 to 12 inches tall. Leaves are much dissected and fernlike with light or whitish green color and pink or red stalks. Another species, D. canadensis, has the same leaf appearance and flower color, but the breeches have shorter legs. The flower clusters resemble clothes hanging out to dry. All species of this genus are poisonous to cattle. Bleeding Heart sub family Fumarioidea

Location: Rich woods, Steep Slopes, bottoms

Roots a cluster of many small white to pinkish tubers
Dutchman Breeches Root
 

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