Authentic Wisconsin.  Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria


Dutchman's Breeches photo taken on April 30, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2019.


Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria (Spring Ephemeral)

Dutchman's breeches is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to rich woods of eastern North America.

Dutchman's breeches derives its name from the white flowers they produce that look like white breeches. The flowers lack fragrance.

Dutchman's Breeches photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches photo taken on April 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin by Duck Pond

Above: Dutchman's Breeches on April 21, 2019 by Duck Pond.


Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn on April 24, 2019.

Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn on April 24, 2019.

Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn on April 24, 2019.

Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn on April 24, 2019.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches on April 24, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.




DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES
(Dicentra Cucullaria)
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

The daintiest twins in all the land,

Dutchman's Breeches, hand in hand,

In Springtime tumble down the hill

Just like another Jack and Jill.




For more information on Dutchman's Breeches, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Herbarium online virtual flora website page on Dutchman's Breeches.


Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 22, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 22, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 22, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 22, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 22, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 22, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches in the Maple-Basswood Forest of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum on May 4, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches in the Maple-Basswood Forest of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum on May 4, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches in the Maple-Basswood Forest of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum on May 4, 2020.
Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn on April 12, 2021.
Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn on April 12, 2021.
Dutchman's Breeches in the Maple-Basswood Forest of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum on May 4, 2020.

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Dutchman's Breeches
Dicentra cucullaria


Dutchman's Breeches on April 22, 2019 by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 22, 2019 by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 22, 2019 by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 22, 2019 by Duck Pond.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond. (4/22/19)


Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 23, 2019 in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches in woods between Oak Savanna and Marion Dunn. (4/23/19)


Dutchman's Breeches on April 26, 2019 by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 26, 2019 by Duck Pond.

Dutchman's Breeches on April 26, 2019 by Duck Pond.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond. (4/26/19)


Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 28, 2019 after light snow.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond. (4/28/19)


Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 29, 2019.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond. (4/29/19)


Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pondon April 30, 2019.

Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond on April 30, 2019.


Above: Dutchman's Breeches by Duck Pond. (4/30/19)


1925 Dutchman's Breeches illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1925 Dutchman's Breeches illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.


1877 Dutchman's Breeches illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1877 Dutchman's Breeches illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.


1918 Dutchman's Breeches Wildflower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by Janet Laura Scott.


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