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Last updated 12/26/2008 by David Giblin.
Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.[FNA3, HC, HC2]
Dutchman's-breeches

Publication: Linnaea. 8: 457, 468. 1833.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA3: "The western populations of Dicentra cucullaria appear to have been separated from the eastern ones for at least a thousand years. The western plants are generally somewhat coarser, which apparently led Rydberg to designate the western populations as a separate species. Plants from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, however, are virtually indistinguishable from those of the West, and much of the variation (which is considerable) within the species probably involves phenotypic response to the environment, or represents ecotypes within the species."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh. var. occidentalis (Rydb.) M. Peck
Dicentra occidentalis (Rydb.) Fedde
Fumaria cucullaria L.