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Dicentra spectabilis

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

Goes dormant during the summer in warm areas, can be forced for flowering on Valentine's Day by bringing dormant rhizomes into a cool greenhouse in late winter

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:
Spring
Height:
14-24 in.
Flower Color:
Rose pink, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9
Propagation:
Seed sown late summer, division fall or spring
Exposure:
Partial shade
Soil:
Rich, moist, well-drained soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Japan
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: 704

Dicentra spectabilis Dicentra spectabilis
Lucy Bradley, CC BY-NC-SA - 4.0
Dicentra spectabilis Dicentra spectabilis
Lucy Bradley, CC BY-NC-SA - 4.0
Dicentra spectabilis Dicentra spectabilis
Lucy Bradley, CC BY-NC-SA - 4.0