The Main Plant entry for Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Toxicity: Other: may cause skin irritation

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Common names
  • Bleeding Heart
Matching plants under this entry
  • Dicentra
  • Lamprocapnos

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Location: Ann Arbor
Date: 2023-05-05
Bleeding hearts don't strike me as being bee-friendly, but then,
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2024-04-25

Date: 2020-04-12
Location: My Gardens
Date: Spring 2013
Close Up View
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2020-05-23
Cupid, a new variety
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-04-23
Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Uploaded by keithp2012
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 29, 2015
Multiple Blooms
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2014-06-13
Colors Of Nature - Bleeding Hearts 003
Location: Swanton Vermont
Date: may 2023
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-07-10
Gifted to me by a sweet fellow gardener.
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-05-21
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 28, 2011
Whole Plant In Shade
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2014-06-13
Colors Of Nature - Bleeding Hearts 004

Date: 2020-03-18
Uploaded by blue23rose
Uploaded by Rose1656
Uploaded by flowersrjen
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 31, 2007
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 3, 2013
Single Stem
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 3, 2013
Drooping Stem
Location: New York City Area
Date: 2019-05-18
Location: Otis, CO
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: Burnsville, VA
Date: 2021-05-07
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2019-04-29
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-04-27
The first new flower buds in spring
Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-19-06

Date: 2018-05-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2006
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-04-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-03-24
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-04-27
First flower buds of spring
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-04-27
New flower buds
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-04-27
Developing flower buds
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-04-27
New flowers forming
Uploaded by stilldew
Uploaded by flowersrjen
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-04-28
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
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Comments:
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 9, 2020 10:51 PM concerning plant:
    Use bleeding heart in a shady border or allow it to naturalize in a woodland garden.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 2:55 AM concerning plant:
    "Dicentra is a genus of 8 species of perennial herbaceous plants in the family Fumariaceae, native to eastern Asia and North America.

    Flowers have two tiny sepals and four petals. The flowers are bisymmetric: the two outer petals are spurred or pouched at the base and curved outwards or backwards at the tip, and the two inner ones are straight and connected at the tip. In Dicentra, all leaves are in a basal rosette and flowers are on leafless stalks. In other genera with bisymmetric heart-shaped flowers, leaves grow on flower stalks as well as from the base. Each of the two compound stamens is composed of one median and two lateral half stamens fused together. The stamens and pistil are held between the inner petals.

    Seeds with elaiosomes are borne in long pods.

    All parts are poisonous if ingested."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...
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