Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa), Tiger Mountain State Forest, Washington
Pacific Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra formosa), Tiger Mountain State Forest, Washington
Flowers white, drooping, heart-shaped at base. Very divided/segmented leaves. Surrounded by sword ferns and thimbleberry, with big-leaf maple overstory.
Common name: Pacific Bleeding Heart
Small purple/pink heart shaped flowers, grows close to the ground.
Pacific bleeding heart. This plant has Heart-shaped flowers. It also had divided leaves that branch out to the sides. I believe it has urceolate corolla, petals which make the flowers look like an urn. These flowers are pink and droop downward.
-Plant: "Bleeding heart" shaped flower, pink in color, tripinate formation, opposite leaf pattern
-Route: From US Highway 101 turn west onto the Skokomish Valley Road (6 miles north of Shelton and 7 miles south of Hoodsport). Drive west on the Skokomish Valley Road from the George Adams State Fish Hatchery for about 5 miles to FS Road 23. Turn right onto FS 23 and drive 9.0 miles to FS Road 2353. Turn right onto FS 2353 and drive approximately ¾ mile to the South Fork Skokomish River Bridge. Turn left after the bridge, the parking area for the trail head will be on your left about .2 miles down South Fork Skokomish Trailhead.
-Weather: Sunny, clear skies, about 24 degrees C
-General Veg: Canopy was dominated by Pseudotsuga menziesii and Tsuga heterophylla while the ground was dominated by Galtheria shallon and Manhonia aquifolium
Dicentra formosa (western, wild or Pacific bleeding heart) is a species of flowering plant in the family Fumariaceae, native to moist woodland in the western United States, from California to British Columbia. It is an herbaceous rhizomatous perennial growing to 45 cm (18 in) tall by 60 cm (24 in) wide, with deeply divided grey-green leaves and racemes of nodding, deep pink flowers.