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Dicentra exima

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

Attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

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:
Summer
Height:
10-18 in.
Foliage:
Up to 10 in. pinnately compound, finely cut basal leaves
Flower:
Small deep pink to red-purple flowers; fusion of four petals into a heart-shaped flower; two larger outer petals
Site:
Rich, moist woods, stream banks
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
Tags:
pink, perennial, white, purple, wildflower, poisonous, hummingbirds, red, partial shade, pollinators, spring, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2554

Dicentra exima Dicentra exima