Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


457

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in rich moist forests, esp rich cove forests in the mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Ternately or pinnately-ternately decompound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Isobilaterally symmetrical
2-merous
2 sepals
4 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dicentra cucullaria   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dicentra cucullaria   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 086-02-003:
Dicentra cucullaria   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bicuculla cucullaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Dutchman's Britches


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bicu2_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_cucullaria_15

March        

Corolla bisbilateral, that is, divisible into equal halves in 2 planes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Tim Spira    tps_dcucullaria2

March        

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk457_a

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm090405_008

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaves finely divided and somewhat yellowish-green, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Dicentra cucullaria

JK Marlow    jkm090405_013

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Bulblets white to pink, tear-shaped [vs. D. canadensis yellow and spherical], per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dicentra cucullaria

JK Marlow    jkm140418_387

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra cucullaria

JK Marlow    s090405_a

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Typically two long-stalked basal leaves per flowering stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Dicentra cucullaria

Dan Whitten    sdw_seeds

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Dicentra cucullaria

Dan Whitten    sdw_seeds_b

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Sepals widely ovate-lanceolate, 2-4mm long. Capsule ellipsoid, 8-14mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dicentra cucullaria

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcucullaria_pw2

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_dicentra_cucullaria

August        

The flattened corolla is divided into 2 tapering spurs pointing upward, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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