Dicentra cucullaria Dutchmen's Britches



An easily recognized, graceful, early spring wildflower which typically occurs on forest floors, rocky woods, slopes, ledges, valleys, ravines and along streams.  Features deeply-cut, fern-like, grayish-green foliage and racemes of waxy, yellow-tipped flowers shaped like pantaloons with the ankles upward (hence the common name).  Flowers are above in a row drooping from leafless stems arching above the foliage in early spring.  Plants typically grow to 12″ tall.

Full to Part Shade / moist, Well-Drained Soil