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|Family: Papaveraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Dicentra||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Dicentra formosa (Haw.) Walp.
Habit: Plant 20--45 cm, rhizomed. Leaf: 2-ternate-dissected, 20--50 cm. Inflorescence: 2--30-flowered. Flower: nodding; outer petals 14--19 mm, rose-purple to cream or pale yellow, not drying black; base of central stamen of each set aligned with lateral 2. Fruit: 14--20 mm, oblong.
Ecology: Damp, shaded areas; Elevation: < 2400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SNH, n CW; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Further study needed to determine if small plants from northwestern KR (leaves blue-glaucous adaxially; petals cream to pale yellow with rose tips), described as Dicentra formosa subsp. oregana (Eastw.) Munz, Oregon bleeding heart, deserve taxonomic recognition.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Dicentra
Next taxon: Dicentra nevadensis
Citation for this treatment: Gary L. Hannan 2016. Dicentra formosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22766, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.