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Dicentra formosa  (Haw.) Walp.  ssp. oregana  (Eastw.) Munz
Oregon bleeding heart
Dicentra formosa ssp. oregana is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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Bloom Period
Parent: Dicentra formosa
Genus: Dicentra
Family: Papaveraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: DERMATITIS Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 5.2 - broad endemic

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS

More information about  Dicentra formosa ssp. oregana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
CNPS Inventory


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/18/2022).