Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis)
In bloom April 16 - April
29. The two white flower petals form a heart shaped flower and
are not spread as far apart as they are in dutchman's breeches.
This species, much more so than dutchman's breeches, has a
somewhat bitter tasting yellow swelling called a corm at the base
of the stem about the size and color of a corn kernal. You can
sometimes see this corm without digging up the plant, though
usually it is beneath the soil.
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