Squirrel Corn Plant

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Squirrel Corn-Dicentra canadensis Hardy Planting Zones- 2-9 Sun or Shade – Partial Sun to Partial Shade Mature Height - 6-12" Mature Width- 6" Bloom Season – Spring (April to May) Gardener Status- Beginner
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Squirrel Corn

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Squirrel Corn plant can be used as a diuretic or a tonic.  This plant is used to treat syphilis and scrofula.  It has also been used to treat menstrual problems in women.  This plant needs to be used under the supervision of a professional herbalist or physician as it can cause skin irritation.Dicentra Canadensis is one of the most well-known wildflower plants in America. It could be seen in most of the places in America such as Parks gardens and backyards etc. If you are considering using this plant, however, are not sure if it is ideal for your needs this simple guide may be of some help.  This wildflower of midwestern and eastern North American woodlands which belongs to the family called Poppy. Leaves of this plants are alternately cut and divided into several narrow segments; pale below. Flowers are heart-shaped white and somewhat very pale pink and five inches long and hang upside down on a six to eight inch arching stem; two small curved spurs hang down.  This plant is one of the well-known wildflower plants of America. It gets it general name from the nodule-like yellow tubers which cluster next to the rootstock. The flower stalks and fernlike leaves spring from these yellow tubers. The two-lobed flowers is called tremulous look like those of D. spectabilis (the bleeding heart) to which it is related. This plant is grown as a ornamental plant. It gives a nice look to the garden or backyard. Choose Perennial Plants to Enjoy for Homes and Flower BedsThese perennials will look great in any flower garden.  They will add great beauty and color to your garden. Wildflowers are an excellent source to provide extra pollination to your garden. Flowers add life to any flower garden.  They look lovely and will attract butterflies for someone that loves to watch them.

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