Please submit a search term.

Dicentra eximia

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Fringed bleeding heart
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Fringed bleeding heart is a beautiful native plant enjoying great popularity. The cultivar 'Luxuriant' is commonly available, and has bluish green leaves and deep pink, small flowers.

Description:
Perennial, short-stemmed herbs; leaves 2-pinnately divided, the ultimate segments deeply lobed; flowers in an elongated, terminal cluster, each nodding with 2 spurs on the upper side, white or pale to deep pink; fruit a many-seeded capsule.
Season:
Early summer
Height:
12-18 in.
Flower Color:
Deep pink
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Propagation:
Seed sown late summer, division in spring
Exposure:
Full to partial shade
Soil:
Rich, moist, well-drained soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Eastern North America, North Carolina
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Trembling, staggering, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, labored breathing. Skin irritation after repeated contact with the cell sap.
Toxic Principle:
Several isoquinolone alkaloids.
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area, native in rich woods; landscape in flower garden as cultivated herbaceous p

NCCES plant id: 703

Dicentra eximia Dicentra eximia