Dicentra eximia

Bleeding heart

Names and Myths

Dicentra Twice spurred;

eximia extraordinary

Natural history / Folklore

Native to the Appalachians, sometimes cultivated. Contain isoquinoline alkaloids in leaves and tubers.19 Leaves and tubers may cause skin irritation on contact.21


May - June Pink flowers clustered in loose racemes, basal leaves divided into small segments. Wooded or open rocky slopes or cliffs.

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