Dicentra eximia

Common Names: Wild bleeding heart, fringed bleeding heart, turkey corn
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Poppy family

Leaves are finely divided and gray-green, growing from the base of the plant. Flowers are pink and bloom in tight clusters at the top of leafless, fleshy stems above the leaves from mid-spring to autumn. The four petals are connected at the base. The two outer petals are pouched at the base and bent back at the tips. The inner petals are perpendicular to the outer petals and connected at the tip. The pistil is enclosed within the inner petals, and the two stamens are on either side. There are two tiny, triangular, pink sepals above the petals.

Found in flower gardens in Connecticut. Otherwise on rocky woodlands and bases of cliffs.

Edible Notes: Likely poisonous.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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