Dicentra Bernh.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Dicentra Bernh.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Sep minute; cor ovate or cordate, bilaterally symmetrical; pet weakly united, the outer 2 large, saccate or spurred at base, spreading or ascending at the summit, the inner much narrower, connate toward the dilated and ornamented apex, the claws separate; ovary slender, tapering to the long style; stigma with 2 crests or horns; fr generally capsular, with a persistent replum; handsome perennials with showy fls mostly in racemes or mixed panicles; in subg. Dicentra (including all our spp.) the lvs are all basal and the infl terminates a scape. (Bicuculla) 15–20, N. Amer. and e. Asia.