Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.
Family: Papaveraceae
Dutchman's-breeches
[Bicuculla cucullaria (L.) Millsp.,  more]
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Etymology: Dicentra: from the Greek dis, "twice," and centron, "spur," meaning "twice-spurred," in reference to the flower shape
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; rhizomes covered with white, tear-shaped bulblets
Leaves: all basal, often with 2 from the same spot, yellow-green, not smooth, several times pinnately-divided, long-stalked, widely-triangular in outline
Flowers: white to yellowish, 4-parted, 5/8" long, both petals spurred, spur heart-to-triangular shaped; flower drawing inflorescence a terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: deciduous woods, clearings; in rich soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Michael Clayton  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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