​Dutchman's Breeches

​Dutchman's Breeches

Posted by Tammy Sons on 4th Apr 2018

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman’s breeches is a perennial wildflower that grows during spring times. The color of its leaves is bluish green. The leaves of the flower are located at the base of the stem as the stem is brown and smooth in texture. The leaves are compound, narrow and oblong because of I being shredded in many patterns. Dutchman’s breeches have got flowers that are white, and the stalks of the flowers hang downward facing the leaves of the flower. It has a pair of pale yellow lobes that are wing-shaped at the tip end of the flower which exposes its style and stamen. The fruit of the Dutchman’s breeches is bean-shaped which is tapering at each end. The main agent of disposing of this seed are ants who consume then and leave them to germinate later.

Dutchman’s breecheshave been used for many purposes like beautification of home gardens, for its pinkish white flower that is attractive makes your home garden beautiful at all time. For this flower is easy to maintain in your lawn because it does not require much attention for it survive in the type of environment. This flower plays an essential role in ecology as it acts as one agent of pollination for bees like its flower that makes pollination possible. Dutchman’s breeches also has medicinal value that has been proven to heal some diseases like syphilis that its ground leaves used to cure. Those who used to suffer from skin diseases its leaves were used to directly as it was rubbed on the skin. For those who wanted their blood to be purified its flower and leaves was used to make a tea that you will drink to help you to do that job. For those who would wish to cultivate it in their garden, it is easy to get it, and it is not tiresome to maintain it.