Dicentra formosa

Pacific Bleeding Heart

Upright. Leaves and long succulent flower stems from rhizomes. Leaves numerous, divided 3 times into fern-like segments, often with a bluish waxy coating. Flowers hang in clusters above foliage. Flowers heart-shaped, with flared tips. Grows in damp shaded places or near large rocks. Subsp. formosa has flowers pink to rose-red, does not grow on serpentine.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--20
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Crater Lake Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes