Bleeding Harts (Dicentra spectabilis)

- Image ID: BM6RKE
Bleeding Harts (Dicentra spectabilis)
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Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly Dicentra spectabilis; old-fashioned bleeding-heart, Venus's car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman's trousers, or Lyre-flower) is a rhizomatous perennial plant native to eastern Asia from Siberia south to Japan. Compound leaves with leaflets in threes grow on fleshy green to pink stems up to 3 feet (0.9 m). Flowers are heart-shaped and 1–2 inches (3–5 cm) long, with pink outer petals and white inner petals, hanging in a horizontal raceme. They bloom from late spring to early summer. Seeds with whitish elaiosomes are borne in long pods. The plant often goes dormant in summer after blooming.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022