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Plant Details

Dicentra canadensis

Squirrel Corn

Scientific Name:

Dicentra canadensis

Common Name:

Squirrel Corn

Plant Family

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mexic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Rich, moist forests, especially rich cove forests in the mountains.

Notes:

Easy to confuse the foliage with Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman's Breeches. Grows best in cool, moist areas.

The common name comes from the yellow bublets (corms) that resemble grains of corn

Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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