Aliases: Pacific Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart likes shady, moist areas, making it a trial for the authors of wildflower guides, since it's uncannily difficult to photograph in focus unless it's in the sun. The flowers hang off the end of the stem like the fixture on a gooseneck lamp, and against the green backgrounds in which they tend to grow, they can appear to be floating midair, especially if you're photographing them through a macro lens with nice bokeh.
Blooms: May - July
Dicentra formosa etymology: Dicentra is a Greek term meaning "double spurred," referring to the way the tips of the petals flare out. Formosa is from the Latin word formosus, meaning "beautiful."