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Dicentra formosa (Haw.) Walp.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Dicentra Bernh. (コマクサ)
Hanakemansou (ハナケマンソウ, 花華鬘草), Pacific, western or wild bleeding heart)
Amerikakomakusa (アメリカコマクサ, 亜米利加駒草)
Lifeform: perennial forb producing rhizomes, with 45-60 cm tall when flowering
Distribution: native to the western North America (between California to British Columbia)
Habitat: moist woodlands, forests, and streambanks
Flower: heart-shaped; pink, red or white
Use: gardening
ssp. oregona (Eastw.) Munz, Oregon bleeding heart; flowers cream or pale yellow
ssp. formosa, the type; flowers = (purple) pink or white
Cultivars: langtrees, margaret fish, quicksilver, snowflakes, sweet heart, bacchanal, coldham, luxuriant, zestful

Dicentra formosa in Hokkaido

[1-3] at a small flower garden along a roadside south to the Botanic Garden of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, on July 13 2016.