Dicentra cucullaria / Bleeding Heart Family
Height: 4" - 12"
April 15, 2005
Dutchman's Breeches (a.k.a. "Little Boy Plant") is closely related to Squirrel Corn (a.k.a. "Little Girl Plant") and the leaves are nearly identical. The flowers look like little white pants hanging on a line to dry. The plant is only a few inches high, so you'll have to look closely to find it.
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Norris Dam SP, Warriors' Path SP, Ijams Nature Center