Dicentra eximia (Ker Gawl.) Torr.
  • Fl. New York
  • Eastern bleeding-heart

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dicentra eximia (Ker Gawl.) Torr. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000644964. Accessed on: 03 Apr 2020'

General Information

Plants perennial, scapose, from elongate, stout, scaly rhizomes. Leaves (10-)20-35(-55) × (5-)10-15(-30) cm; blade with 4 orders of leaflets and lobes; abaxial surface glaucous; penultimate lobes lanceolate to oblong or ovate, (6-)10-20(-35) × 2-5 mm. Inflorescences paniculate, 5-many-flowered, usually exceeding leaves, (20-)30-45(-65) cm; bracts lanceolate, 3-6(-11) × 1-2 mm, apex acuminate. Flowers pendent; sepals reniform, 2-5(-8) × 1.5-4 mm, apex acuminate; petals rose-purple to pink, rarely white; outer petals (15-)20-25(-30) × 2-5 mm, reflexed portion 4-8 mm; inner petals (15-)18-22(-25) mm, blade 2-4 mm, claw linear-lanceolate, 5-10(-14) × 1-2.5 mm, crest 1-3 mm diam., exceeding apex by 2-3 mm; filaments of each bundle connate at base and near apex, distinct in between, distinct portion of median filament forming loop that lies within base of outer petal; nectariferous tissue borne toward base of median filament; style 7-14 mm; stigma 2-horned. Capsules oblong to ovoid, (15-)18-22(-27) × ca. 4 mm. Seeds slightly reniform, ca. 2 mm diam., finely reticulate, elaiosome present. 2 n = 16.

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    "Lvs and scapes from a short, stout, scaly rhizome, without bulblets; lvs eventually to 4 dm (petiole included), ternately dissected into lanceolate or oblong, coarsely toothed segments; scape 2–5 dm, bearing a mixed panicle of nodding pink fls; cor narrowly ovoid, 18–25 mm, cordate at base, the spurs short and rounded; tips of the outer pet divergent, 5–6 mm; nectary-spurs virtually obsolete; 2n=16. Dry or moist mt. woods; chiefly s. Appalachian sp., from N.C. and Tenn. to W.Va., Pa., N.J., and s. and w. N.Y. May–Aug."

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    Other Local Names

    Eastern bleeding-heart


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