Dicentra canadensis / Bleeding Heart Family
Height: To 12"
April 7, 2005
The little white flowers of Squirrel Corn look like white Bleeding Hearts flowers. Look for them in late March or early April. The finely cut leaves in this picture are the leaves of this plant. These were blooming along the Wildflower Greenway Trail in Oak Ridge. They are common in the Smokies too. Plants in the Dicentra species are poisonous to cattle and cats, they contain the poisons, isoquinolone alkaloids .
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, Ijams Nature Center