Flowers of the flame buckeye and the bleeding heart

When the redbud begins to let fall its flowers,

the huge conical candelabra of the flame buckeye (Aesculus pavia) mature.

 

It is a member of a family of buckeye trees, all native. Completely poisonous.

 

Like redbud, the flame buckeye is small enough to have been planted on our city streets.

 

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Winterthur, Delaware

a street in South Philadelphia

 

 

Bleeding hearts (Dicentra).

Tiny, quivering creatures with extraordinary flowers; native; they flower in late April and May. Completely poisonous.

 

 

a garden in Philadelphia

a garden in Philadelphia

Mt. Cuba, Hockenville, Delaware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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