Did you Know?

Dicentra formosa (Pacific Bleeding Heart) is quite fascinating plant. But why? It is just a plant some may say. Who cares? Here are some fun, interesting facts that make Dicentra formosa a quite fascinating plant.

  • Even though the Pacific Bleeding Heart is toxic, the roots of the plant actually helps in decreasing pain in sprains and bruises.Dicentra formosa. Permission to use by Joby Dorr @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/28101304@N08/5892672831/sizes/m/in/set-72157626971674567/
  • The average Pacific Bleeding Heart grows to be about 1.5 feet at maturity.
  •  About 450,000 Pacific Bleeding Heart seeds equal one pound.
  • Pacific Bleeding Hearts are fire resistant.
  • In 2008, the Dicentra genus was ranked 19th in "Top Spring Garden Plants" in The Telegraph.
  • The American Indians used the Pacific Bleeding Heart for medical reasons like curing coughs, stomach aches, bee stings, and dizziness.
  • The Pacific Bleeding Heart attracts hummingbirds and is deer resistant.
  • The Pacific Bleeding Heart seeds produce a fatty, whit substance called elaiosomes that attract ants.
  • Most Dicentra poisonings occur in cattle.
  • The Pacific Bleeding Heart is used to help calm the frazzled nerves of someone who has experienced a frightening experience.


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