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Squirrel Corn



Scientific Name     

Dicentra canandensis  Goldie  Walp. 

Family Name

Fumariaceae (Fumitory family) 

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

rich woods

Plant Height: 

10-30 cm

Flower Color: 

white, sometimes tinted pink

Flower: 

perfect; sepals minute; 4 petals; 1-2 cm long; outer pair of petals large and spurred; inner pair narrow; nectary spurs; flower heart shaped

Inflorescence: 

long raceme arising from bulb, arching at apex, glabrous

Fruit: 

capsule

Leaves: 

basal, long-petiolate, trifoliolate; leaflets petiolulate, pinnately divided

Bloom Time: 

late April-early May

Origins: 

native

Other: 

much like D. Cucullaria except bulbets are fewer, about twice as large, pea-shaped and yellow giving them the appearance of a kernel of corn; flowers are fragrant; both species are poisonous to grazing cattle