Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)


Type: Forb

Area: Woodland

Height: 4-8″

Bloom Months: 4-5

Color: White

Sun: Dappled sun

Moisture: Mesic

Soil: fertile loamy soil with abundant organic matter

Host: None

Notes: Special value to Bumble bees

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla. Heather Holm

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Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Dutchman’s Breeches is a true spring woodland ephemeral species. It flowers early in the spring when sunlight hits the woodland floor before the canopy of the trees fill in.  This is an ideal time for the first emerging bumblebees to find and nectar on the flowers. By early summer, the green foliage (which resemble fern-like leaves) will fade to a light yellow (see photo) and eventually will go into total dormancy by mid-summer.  The common name Dutchman’s breeches comes from the pair of outer petals which form a swollen ‘V’ making the hanging flower look like a pair of white breeches/bloomers hung upside-down.

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