On this website, you will learn all about the beautiful, elegant DicenDicentra formosa. Permission to use @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dicentra_formosa_'Aurora'2.jpgtra formosa or commonly know as "Pacific Bleeding Heart." The Pacific Bleeding Heart is part of the genus Dicentra which consists of multiple other species of Bleeding Hearts that can be found all around the world and in your garden. However, the Pacific Bleeding Heart is native to the Western United States and Canada. The radiant whites, pinks, and purples of the flower are found in high elevations of the West Coast. The flowers resemble a heart that is dripping blood, hence the name "Bleeding Heart." But be careful! This beautiful plant is also toxic; ironically, this plant can also be used for medicine. How can this be?

Dicentra formosa. Permission to use @ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dicentra_formosa_6751.JPGIn these sections, you will learn more on how the Pacific Bleeding Heart adapted to its habitat, how it acquires nutrition, how it reproduces, how it interacts with other organisms, and even how it is classified. Enjoy!


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