|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Papaverales||A group that includes buttercups and other poisonous plants|
|Family||Fumariaceae||Fumitory, fumewort, or bleeding-heart family|
|Genus||Lamprocapnos||From Greek lampros, “shining,” and Latin capno, “head”|
About plant names...
Lamprocapnos and Dicentra are genera with similar-appearing flowers that are heart-shaped
or have some other bilateral symmetry.
groups were considered members of Dicentra. More recently, members of the Dicentra genus
are those that contain all their
leaves in a basal rosette; flowers appear on leafless stalks. Members of Lamprocapnos also contain
leaves on the stems. Other related genera, all previously classified as Dicentra,
include Dactylicapnos (climbing dicentra), Ichtyoselmis, (large-flowered dicentra),
and Ehrendorferia (eardrops). The first two of these do not occur in North America; the last
is found in some areas of California and the Baja California peninsula.
By the far most important member is Lamprocapnos spectabilis, or common bleeding heart.
Lamprocapnos on Wikipedia
Lamprocapnos on eFloras
(Lamprocapnos) · 5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) Species not yet identified
Bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) · 5/12/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, Massachusetts