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NC Native Plant Society:
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Dicentra eximia

Wild Bleeding Heart, Fringed Bleeding Heart

Scientific Name:

Dicentra eximia

Genus:

Dicentra

Species Epithet:

eximia

Common Name:

Wild Bleeding Heart, Fringed Bleeding Heart

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cliffs, talus slopes, rocky slopes, rock outcrops, shale slopes. Rare in NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

Difficult to find the straight species in the nursery trade. Sometimes placed in the Papaveraceae (Poppy Family).

Close-up of flowers

Garden in Transylvania County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/dicentra-eximia/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/dicentra/eximia/

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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