Dicentra


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Dicentra

a genus of the Fumariaceae family of plants; contain an isoquinoline alkaloid which causes a syndrome of diarrhea, incoordination and other nervous signs. Includes D. cucullaria (dutchman's breeches), D. canadensis (squirrel corn), D. eximia (wild bleeding heart), D. formosa (western bleeding heart), D. spectabilis (dutchman's breeches, wild bleeding heart). Called also Bikukulla spp.
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First report of seed dispersal by ants in Dicentra peregrina (Papaveraceae), an alpine plant in the Japanese Alps.
Grow more plants that slugs dislike, such as achillea, aquilegia, aster, geum, verbascum, Dicentra spectabilis, geranium, digitalis, euphorbia, nepeta, ornamental grasses and sedges.
As against any dictator, dicast or reader, that modern juryman with functions of a judge, the words, single pulse-beats to each systole of the heart will command for two heads--like diazins their own cyclic class of compounds, their rings, that hold up, composed of their own atoms: Dicentra.
For me, the great plant in this group is dicentra spectabilis goldheart with golden yellow foliage and bright red flowers with white small sections protruding.
PLANT OF THE WEEK: DICENTRA SPECTABILISONE of the loveliest herbaceous plants for late spring is Dicentra spectabilis.
In nature, the bleeding heart Dicentra chrysantha springs up freely after fire scorches dry, scrubby chaparral landscape.
Q I bought a plant of Dicentra spectabilis last year and this spring it grew rapidly to 3ft high and rather more across.
Add a few extra hellebores, wild cyclamen, pulmonarias, erythroniums, wild primroses, digitalis, dicentra or epimediums to the shadier parts of the garden and it will surely stand out from the crowd.
Pretty in pink: Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart)
DICENTRA SPECTABILIS (BLEEDING HEART) These pretty, delicate-looking cottage garden perennials grow to around 1m (3ft) and produce beautiful pink and white heartshaped flowers which last for six to eight weeks in late spring.
She says her "bleeding heart" sculpture - entitled Dicentra - reflects the fact her "heart aches when I see the silted up lake choked with debris and broken branches".