Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis) is in the same family as Dutchman's Breeches and Bleeding Hearts. Where it grows with Dutchman's Breeches, it blooms often a few weeks later after the 'breeches' are finishing up.
These can be found in the eastern half of Ohio mainly in wooded areas, along wooded slopes in well drained soils.
The name 'Squirrel Corn' is derived from the appearance of the root structure that looks like corn kernels - those of us who live alongside squirrels know how they like to hide all their foods!
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.