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Bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis


An introduced ornamental species from Japan, a plant with very pretty heart shaped flowers with white droplets, also known as dutchmans trousers.


seen in a garden on a walk in the Eden valley, Appleby in westmorland.


former scientific name was dicentra spectabilis.

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Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

Thank you vollman for all the comments.

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

Thanks very much Luis and alan1

LuisStevens 9 years ago


Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

Thanks Yuko, finib2 and julietai1

YukoChartraw 9 years ago


Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

what a great Swedish name for it Tiz, thanks :-)

Tiz 9 years ago

This plant is quite common in Swedish gardens.
It is one of the perennials that can survive the cold winters up north.
In swedish it is called Löjtnantshjärta (The heart of the Lieutenant).
The reason for the name is the shape of a woman you can find when you open the petals. The woman that was in the Lieutenants heart...

Debbie Stewart
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Debbie Stewart

Eden, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 21, 2013

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