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Dicentra canadensis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Squirrel corn
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Yellow tubers occur on rootstock

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:
1 ft.
Foliage:
Leaves are ternately divided and cut into numerous narrow segments; pale below
Flower:
Flowers hang upside down on a 6-8 in. arching stem; 2 short, rounded spurs hang down; flowers are white to very pale pink, heart-shaped and 0.5 in. long
Site:
Rich woods; partial shade to shade
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
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2552

Dicentra canadensis Dicentra canadensis