A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa)

Brower Road, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2015.

Brower Road, Columbia Gorge, OR, 4/2015.

Bleeding Hearts are the most prevalent of the Bleeding Heart family, which includes other oddly-shaped flowers such as Dutchman’s Breeches (also a Dicentra)  and Corydalis. The unique heart-shaped flower pouch is formed by four pink petals. This adaptable spring flower can be found all across the US.  Supposedly poisonous, the taste of their leaves keeps most animals away.

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One response

  1. Mom

    Beautiful bleeding heart ! They are a spring time flower for us here in indiana. Maybe spring doesn’t get to the higher elevations until August ?

    October 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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