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Dicentra cucullaria (dutchman's breeches; dutchmans britches; Dutchmans breeches; Dutchman's-breeches)

Synonyms: Bicuculla cucullaria; Bicucullaria occidentalis; Capnorchis cucullaria; Capnorchis occidentalis; Corydalis cucullaria; Cucularia bulbosa; Dicentra cucullaria var. occidentalis; Dicentra occidentalis; Diclytra bracteosa; Diclytra canadensis; Diclytra cucullaria; Dielytra bracteosa; Dielytra cucullaria; Fumaria bicalcarata; Fumaria cucullaria; Fumaria pallida

Wikipedia Abstract

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's breeches) is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to rich woods of eastern North America, with a disjunct population in the Columbia River Basin.The common name Dutchman's breeches derives from their white flowers that look like white breeches.
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Height [2]  4.7 inches (0.12 m)
Width [2]  12 inches (0.3 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  The plant is potentially poisonous and can also cause skin rashes;
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Allegheny Portage Railroad Nat'l Hist. Site National Historic Site III 1152 Pennsylvania, United States
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway V 73611 North Carolina, Virginia, United States
Cape Breton Highlands National Park II 234333 Nova Scotia, Canada  
Catoctin Mountain Park National Park II 5994 Maryland, United States
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 19586 Maryland, District of Columbia, United States
Chippewa Nature Center   Michigan, United States    
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   North Carolina, United States
Forillon National Park II 61010 Quebec, Canada  
Friendship Hill National Historic Site III 697 Pennsylvania, United States
Fundy National Park II 52716 New Brunswick, Canada
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Hope College Biology Nature Preserve 55 Michigan, United States
Hubbard Brook Biosphere Reserve 7809 New Hampshire, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Johnstown Flood National Memorial VI 175 Pennsylvania, United States
Lake Superior Provincial Park IV 351011 Ontario, Canada
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Manassas National Battlefield Park III 5132 Virginia, United States
National Capital Region - East National Park   District of Columbia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Obed Wild and Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 5268 Tennessee, United States
Pipestone National Monument V 326 Minnesota, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Prince William Forest Park 19378 District of Columbia, United States
Pukaskwa National Park II 459860 Ontario, Canada
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Rondeau Provincial Park II 5035 Ontario, Canada
Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Site   New York, United States      
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Shenandoah National Park II 108221 Virginia, United States
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States


Microtus pinetorum (woodland vole)[4]
Parnassius clodius (Baldur parnassian)[5]


Pollinated by 
Andrena carlini (Mining bee)[6]
Anoplius illinoensis[5]
Anoplius virginiensis[5]
Anthophora ursina[6]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[6]
Ashmeadiella bucconis[5]
Bombias auricomus <Unverified Name>[6]
Bombias separatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Bombus americanorum[6]
Bombus consimilis <Unverified Name>[6]
Bombus griseocollis[7]
Bombus impatiens[6]
Bombus ridingsii <Unverified Name>[6]
Bombylius major (Bee fly)[6]
Centrosmia bucephala <Unverified Name>[6]
Ceratosmia lignaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Coelioxys alternata[5]
Colletes nudus[5]
Cylindromyia rufipes[5]
Emphoropsis floridana <Unverified Name>[6]
Empis distans[5]
Epistrophe emarginata[5]
Eugnamptus angustatus[5]
Euschistus ictericus[5]
Feltia subgothica (Dingy cutworm)[5]
Helophilus latifrons[5]
Iphiclides ajax <Unverified Name>[6]
Jasoniades glaucus <Unverified Name>[6]
Mordellistena comata[5]
Nomada parva[5]
Onthophagus pennsylvanicus[5]
Osmia collinsiae[6]
Perilampus platigaster[5]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[6]
Tetralonia belfragei <Unverified Name>[6]
Tetralonia dubitata <Unverified Name>[6]
Thanaos martialis[6]
Triepeolus simplex[5]
Urosigalphus femoratus[5]
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)[6]


North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Microtus pinetorum, Michael J. Smolen, Mammalian Species No. 147, pp. 1-7 (1981)
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
7Schemske, D. W., M. F. Willson, M. N. Melampy, L. J. Miller, L. Verner, K. M. Schemske, and L. B. Best. 1978. Flowering Ecology of Some Spring Woodland Herbs. Ecology 59:351-366.
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