OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dicentra eximia   FAMILY Fumariaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dicentra eximia   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 086-02-001:
Dicentra eximia   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bicuculla eximia

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Bleeding Heart


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image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_biex_001_lvd

        

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

JK Marlow    jkm110402_370

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Bluish-green leaves, less finely cut than D. cucullaria or canadensis, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

JK Marlow    jkm140421_506

April    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Similar to D. canadensis, except with longer tips on the outer petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

JK Marlow    jkm140421_507

April    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

JK Marlow    jkm170414_581

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

JK Marlow    jkm170414_584

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

JK Marlow    jkm170414_585

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

Keith Bradley    kab_dicentra_eximia_4708

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdeximia_lg1

Month Unknown    Burke County    NC

Linville Gorge

image of Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart

Tim Spira    tps_deximia

Month Unknown        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dicentra eximia   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 086-02-001:
Dicentra eximia   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bicuculla eximia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

458

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Cliffs, talus slopes, rocky slopes, rock outcrops, shale slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Complexly compound, with 2+ levels of pinnate and/or ternate compoundness
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Isobilaterally symmetrical
2-merous
2 sepals
4 petals
Superior ovary

Inflorescence paniculate

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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