Species Details

Dicentra formosa ssp. oregana

Oregon bleeding heart

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Photo of Dicentra formosa ssp. oregana
©2008 Keir Morse
Photo of Dicentra formosa ssp. oregana
©2010 Aaron Schusteff
Photo of Dicentra formosa ssp. oregana
©2020 John Doyen
Scientific Name:
Dicentra formosa (Haw.) Walp. ssp. oregana (Eastw.) Munz
Common Name:
Oregon bleeding heart
Family: Papaveraceae
Element Code: PDFUM04052
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-May
425 - 1485 meters
1395 - 4870 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest (serpentinite)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Possibly threatened by logging. Commercially exploited in OR; on watch list. See D. formosa in TJM (1993) and TJM 2. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences IV 20:144 (1931) for original description, and Brittonia 13:1-57 (1961) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Humboldt (HUM), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Blue Creek Mtn. (4112347), Broken Rib Mtn. (4112386), Cant Hook Mtn. (4112368), Chimney Rock (4112356), Condrey Mtn. (4112288), Deadman Point (4112384), Fish Lake (4112336), Gasquet (4112378), Happy Camp (4112374), High Divide (4112481), High Plateau Mtn. (4112388), Hiouchi (4112471), Horse Creek (4112278), Johnsons (4112337), Klamath Glen (4112358), Lonesome Ridge (4112346), Platina (4012238), Polar Bear Mtn. (4112385), Seiad Valley (4112372), Shelly Creek Ridge (4112387), Ship Mountain (4112367), Slater Butte (4112373), Smith River (4112482), Summit Valley (4112357)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads