Taxon  Report   2711 
Dicentra formosa  (Haw.) Walp.
Pacific bleeding heart,  Pacific bleedinghearts
Dicentra formosa
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Dicentra formosa
© 2005 Steve Matson
Dicentra formosa
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Dicentra formosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Dicentra formosa
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Dicentra
Subspecies and Varieties:
Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Oak Woodland
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Dicentra formosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 17, 2018).

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