Saturday, April 9, 2011

What's that plant?

These are the very first wildflower I ever learned to recognize.  They only bloom for a week or so but their beautiful foliage stays around until fall.


Hint:  Think clothing.

Extra points if you can name the common garden plant that is a close relative. 
Answer below the fold.


Answer: Dutchman's breeches:   dicentra cucullaria

Bleeding heart [dicentra spectabilis]  is a close relative of dutchman's breeches.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness, I love this pic. Its incredible.

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  2. Dutchman's breeches are my favorite wildflowers, edging out squirrel corn which are in the same genus. :)

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