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Squirrel Corn - Dicentra canadensis

Squirrel Corn
"The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days. ~ Robert Leighton

Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis) is a wonderful flower that is most common in the eastern half of Ohio. The name squirrel corn refers to the root structure that looks like corn kernels. The flowers of this plant make it delightfully unique among Ohio wildflowers; many people think they look like a white heart. This plant can be found in environments like wooded areas, wooded slopes, and well drained soils. One of the best places in Ohio to see the unique squirrel corn is Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve in Portage County.

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