Pacific bleeding heart
Formosa means "beautiful form". Dicentra means "2 spurred" because my petals are a bit spurred at the end.
There is 2 types of bleeding heart. An ornamental one versus the native one.
The one in the picture is the native one.
This plant produces pretty cool little pods that look like peas. There are small black seeds in those pods.
The leaves look kind of like parsley. It also looks like Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum). This plant is apparently poisonous, but some people use the roots for medicine.
This spring has been full of heartbreaking challenges and tragedies. The Bleeding Heart is blooming like never before, and I wonder at the balance we can have with nature. I have been tending to a few native stands the last couple of years and now that we really need it, it is there in heaps. #bleedingheart#dicentraformosa#plantmedicine#foragewithcare