Dicentra eximia (Ker Gawl.) Torr.

  • 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 eximia (Ker Gawl.) Torr.

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs and scapes from a short, stout, scaly rhizome, without bulblets; lvs eventually to 4 dm (petiole included), ternately dissected into lanceolate or oblong, coarsely toothed segments; scape 2–5 dm, bearing a mixed panicle of nodding pink fls; cor narrowly ovoid, 18–25 mm, cordate at base, the spurs short and rounded; tips of the outer pet divergent, 5–6 mm; nectary-spurs virtually obsolete; 2n=16. Dry or moist mt. woods; chiefly s. Appalachian sp., from N.C. and Tenn. to W.Va., Pa., N.J., and s. and w. N.Y. May–Aug.

  • Common Names

    wild bleeding heart