Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

English Name: Bleeding Heart

Scientific name: Lamprocapnos spectabilis (L.) Fukuhara

Bangla/Local name: Not known







Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Ranunculales
Family Papaveraceae
Genus Lamprocapnos
Species L. spectabilis

Botanical Description of Bleeding Heart

Habit: Evergreen vine or shrub with a twining growth habit.

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Woody quadrangular, puberulent.

Leaf: Smooth, dark green glossy leaves are elliptic with entire leaf margin.

Flowers: Flowers are composed of 4 white, ovate calyces and 5 dark red, obovate petals and 5 white, long stamens. The calyces form a pyramidal shape with the tips hanging downwards.
Fruits: Drupe.


Economic Importance: Ornamental and aesthetic purposes.




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