Also called Turkey Corn
More About Dicentra canadensis
- AKA Bicuculla canadensis, Corydalis canadensis, Diclytra canadensis
- Greenish-white, heart-shaped flowers appear on arching stems above the foliage
- Some flowers may have a mauve tinge
- Flower stems bear 3-12 flowers per stem
- Finely divided, bluish-gray, delicate, fern-like leaves
- Plants will go dormant early to midsummer
- Very similar to Dicentra cucullaria
- Bloom Time: Spring
The root tubers resemble corn kernels, hence its common name.
Squirrel Corn Growing and Maintenance Tips
Dicentra canadensis grows in a moist, fertile, humus, rich, neutral to slightly alkaline soil, in partial to full shade. These plants to go into dormancy usually early to midsummer.
Dicentra canadensis Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average