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Squirrel Corn
Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis)is a funny name, and I don't know the story behind it.

It has a wide distribution in the Midwest, New England, and the Atlantic states--though it's endangered or threatened in many of the East Coast states. The mountains along the North Carolina-Tennessee border are the southernmost part of its range, presumably because the higher elevations provide the cooler woods that it likes.

This was spotted above Tremont in the Smokies, April 2010.


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dwhikeFunny relative...


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A close relative of Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)that I wasn't aware of...just a strangely named family all around! Always amazed how many of these plants of the north are 'stranded' in the southern Appalachians.
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