Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’
Western bleeding heart
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Papaverales||A group that includes buttercups and other poisonous plants|
|Family||Fumariaceae||Fumitory, fumewort, or bleeding-heart family|
|Genus||Dicentra||From the Greek dis, “twice,” and centron, “spur,” meaning “twice-spurred,” in reference to the flower shape|
|Species||formosa||Finely formed, handsome, beautiful|
About plant names...
Western bleeding heart is native to western North America. This is a cultivar.
Identification: The flower shape is unique. Flowers are pink or white,
tinged with yellow at the bottom. See Dicentra for
a comparison table.
Edibility: Poisonous. May also cause a rash in some people.
Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’ in Paghat's Garden
Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’ on Dave’s Garden
Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’ on Wikipedia
Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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This is a cross of Dicentra formosa × Dicentra eximia. · 6/26/2005 · Falmouth, Maine