Dicentra canadensis


Common Names: Squirrel corn
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Poppy family


Very similar to another Dicentra species called 'Dutchman's Breeches', the flowers of the Squirrel Corn are all white. Dicentra canadensis has small yellow clustered bulblets (looking roughly like kernels of corn), finely dissected leaves, and white heart-shaped flowers.

Found in deciduous woodlands. It is a spring ephemeral, leafing out and flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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