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Dutchman’s Breeches

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Dicentra cucullaria

Flower Description:

A single naked flower stalk with a row of bobbing white, V-shaped flowers that look like white pants on a clothesline.

Season BloomEarly Spring
HabitatOne of the first plants to emerge from the woodland floor, it emerges with Wild Leeks. It is a true ephemeral and will disappear completely by summer. It thrives in moist woodland spoil in the dapped sun of spring. It is pollinated by early bumble bees.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are mounded and fern-like and feathery looking.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade