New England Wildflowers - KP McFarland
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Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)

Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)

The heart-shaped flowers of Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis) is one of the heralds of spring. Similar species is Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), it has similar leaves but more pointed flower spurs giving them the appearance of updside-down trousers.

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