• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart Dicentra Formosa - Pacific Bleeding Heart, Dutchmans Britches
By Danny Steven S. - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20062559

One of my favorite NW native plants the Pacific Bleeding Heart can be found  primarily in coastal areas in moist wooded ravines and along streams from low to mid elevations. This beauty of a plant grows all through coastal BC, moister areas of  Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.  Used medicinally by indigenous people throughout these regions the Skagit people  were known to use the decoction of the roots to get rid of worms, while the fresh roots were chewed for tooth aches although today the plant is considered toxic and treated with caution for internal or external use. The rather exotic looking fringed foliage appears in early spring followed by the  distinctive heart shaped  pink flowers  as beautiful as any cultivated variety and very attractive to hummingbirds and Bees. They  bloom over a longer period than most cultivated types and can reach about 18 inches in height. This hardy perennial will spread slowly from Rhizomes and is a lovely addition to the shade Garden. Very drought tolerant once established. Prefers shade or part shade, hardy to Zone 3

Latin Name Dicentra formosa
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