Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


458

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Appalachians

Look for it on cliffs, talus slopes, rocky slopes, rock outcrops, shale slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Pinnately decompound
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

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 (1968) 086-02-001:
Dicentra eximia   FAMILY Fumariaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Bleeding Heart


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

        

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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.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Dicentra species

image of Dicentra eximia

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.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Dicentra species

image of Dicentra eximia

JK Marlow    jkm140421_507

April    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

image of Dicentra eximia

JK Marlow    jkm170414_581

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia

JK Marlow    jkm170414_584

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia

JK Marlow    jkm170414_585

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia

Keith Bradley    kab_dicentra_eximia_4708

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Dicentra eximia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdeximia_lg1

Month Unknown    Burke County    NC

Linville Gorge

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Tim Spira    tps_deximia

Month Unknown