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.
in Paghat's Garden
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