The Main Plant entry for Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos)

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Dicentra
Lamprocapnos

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

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-04-23
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Location: My GardensDate: Spring 2013Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: April 28, 2011Whole Plant In Shade
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Location: My GardensDate: April 29, 2015Multiple Blooms
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2016-05-24
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2014-06-13Colors Of Nature - Bleeding Hearts 003
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2014-06-13Colors Of Nature - Bleeding Hearts 004
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2006
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 4-19-06
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-03-24
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Location: My GardensDate: May 31, 2007Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: May 3, 2013Single Stem
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Location: My GardensDate: May 3, 2013Drooping Stem
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Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-04-27The first new flower buds in spring
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-04-28
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2010-04-06
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 2:55 AM

"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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