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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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Dicentra spectabilis THESE elegant perennials with fern-like leaves and heart-shaped blooms on arching stems are extremely easy to grow and flower early, peaking in May.