Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Dicentra, commonly known as “Bleeding Heart”, is a genus of about 10 species of herbaceous plants in the family Papaveraceae, native to Asia and North America.
Their outstanding characteristic is the shape of the flowers. Dicentra bears heart-shaped flowers hanging down in a row from arching stems, from which a little “drop of blood” dangles at the bottom, giving the plant a spectacular appearance. They bloom in spring and early summer and dies back to the ground as the heat of summer arrives.