Squirrel Corn

squirrel corn Squirrel Corn
(Dicentra canadensis)

Flowers hang upside down on a 6 to 8 inch arching stem; two short, rounded spurs hang down. Heart-shaped, 1/2 inch long flowers are white to very pale pink. The roots of this low, native perennial form small, round, yellow tubors.

A northeastern plant, Squirrel Corm is found on moist slopes and wooded coves. April-May.

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