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

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Dicentra formosa
© 2013 James Gonsman
Genus: Dicentra
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Oak Woodland


Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Dicentra formosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).