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Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria


Family: Fumariaceae Fumitory family Genus Common Name: Dutchman's Breeches Native Status: Native
Dicentra cucullaria - Dutchman's Breeches. Dutchman's Breeches is a lovely spring wildflower. The blossoms don't last long.

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AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV

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Distribution of Dicentra cucullaria in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Oct 2014). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2008-March-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
The Pocket, Walker County GA 03/26
Dicentra cucullaria

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-21Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/125 f/5.6 ISO100
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm 4-5.6G ED
200mm (300 equiv) Flash: Yes
Dutchman's Breeches blossoms hang from a stalk that arises above the leaves.
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Dicentra cucullaria

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/125 f/5.6 ISO100
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm 4-5.6G ED
165mm (247 equiv) Flash: Yes
Dutchman's Breeches flowers form quickly and don't last long. Here are some early buds.
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Dicentra cucullaria

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