Wild bleeding heart
Wild bleeding heart
Dicentra eximia
Poppy Family -- Papavaraceae
Groups of hanging bright pink, heart-shaped flowers with flaring lobes on a long stalk above the leaves. Flowers to 1 inch long and composed of 4 petals (outer pair larger and rounded while the inner pair are narrow and protrude beyond the outer ones). Leaves many lobed and intricately cut. Plant about 10 to 16 inches tall.
(Photographed at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden -  May 26)
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