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Mar 26

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches [Dicentra cucullaria] found in Gerton, North Carolina on 26 March 2016 and 15 April 2017. It’s a member of the Fumitory (Fumariaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 34-35, states that “the quaint flowers appear like pairs of pantaloons hung up to dry” and they bloom in Spring.

USDA Plants Listing: Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's Breeches (three) - 26 March 2016

Dutchman’s Breeches (three) – 26 March 2016

Dutchman's Breeches (with hand) - 26 March 2016

Dutchman’s Breeches (with hand) – 26 March 2016

Dutchman's Breeches (side) - 26 March 2016

Dutchman’s Breeches (side) – 26 March 2016

Dutchman's Breeches (better side) - 26 March 2016

Dutchman’s Breeches (better side) – 26 March 2016

Dutchman's Breeches - from plantsgov

From An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada, Volume II, Page 142

Dutchman’s Breeches – 15 April 2017

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