Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Image ID: 2013/mtr145
Family: Fumariaceae (Fumatory)
Height: 0.25 to 1 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Montour Trail
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Dutchman's Breeches may be easily confused with:
- Squirrel Corn
Flowers of dutchman's breeces flare outward in two conspicuous lobes at the top, looking basically like a pair of pants turned upside down. Squirrel corn flowers are have smaller, rounder lobes, for a more heart-shaped flower.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.