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Dicentra canadensis

Dicentra canadensis

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Fumarioideae
Tribus: Fumarieae
Genus: Dicentra
Species: Dicentra canadensis

Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 1: 118. 1842.


Corydalis canadensis Goldie, Edinburgh Philos. J. 6: 329 (-330). 1822.


Bicuculla canadensis (Goldie) Millsp., Bull. West Va. Agric. Exp. Sta. 2. 327. 1892.
Bikukulla canadensis (Walp.) Druce, List Brit. Pl. 4. 1908.
Diclytra canadensis (Goldie) DC., Prodr. (de Candolle) 1: 126. 1824.
Dielytra canadensis (Goldie) G.Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 140. 1831.
Capnorchis canadensis (Goldie) Kuntze Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 15. 1891.
Capnorchis canadensis Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 1914, 3. 351. 1914, nom. illeg. non Kuntze (1891).


Repert. bot. syst. 1:118. 1842
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Dicentra canadensis, the squirrel corn,[1] is a flowering plant from eastern North America with oddly shaped white flowers and finely divided leaves.


Squirrel corn has small yellow clustered bulblets (looking roughly like kernels of corn), finely dissected leaves, and white heart-shaped flowers. The flowers are fragrant.[2] It is a spring ephemeral, leafing out and flowering in spring and going dormant in summer.

It is native to deciduous woodland in eastern North America. It is also found among rock outcrops near mountains.[3]

"Dicentra canadensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
"Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". Retrieved 2021-10-19.

"Dicentra canadensis (Squirrel Corn) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox". Retrieved 2021-10-19.

Blanchan, Neltje (2005). Wild Flowers Worth Knowing. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
Bleeding hearts, Corydalis, and their relatives. Mark Tebbitt, Magnus Lidén, and Henrik Zetterlund. Timber Press. 2008.

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