Dicentra
bleedingheart
3 species
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Dicentra cucullariaDutchman's-breeches
Distribution: Occurring in Washington along the Columbia and Snake Rivers; southern Washington south to north-central Oregon, east to western Idaho; central and southeastern U.S. to New England and Nova Scotia.
Habitat: Moist woods and gravelly banks at low elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-May
Dicentra formosaPacific bleedingheart
Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington, occasional on the east slope of the Cascades at mid-elevations; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Moist woods, from the coast to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-July
ssp. formosa – Pacific bleeding heart
Dicentra unifloralong-horn steer's-head
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Well-drained soil, foothills to subalpine slopes; blooms soon after the snow leaves.
Origin: Native
Flowers: February-June