South of the Fraser

Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langleys

Pacific bleeding hearts

No, they're not left-wing namby-pambies munching soy-flavoured lecithin. Pacific bleeding hearts are a flower native to this area and in bloom right now.

Pacific bleeding heart near the Surrey Nature Centre

Dicentra formosa are about a foot tall. I usually see them in the forested areas in Surrey parks where some light gets through.

Ready for the elves to walk through - bleeding hearts make a magical ground cover 

Pacific bleeding hearts

Pacific bleeding hearts

The plant grows from a rhizome, is a perennial, and apparently will also bloom in the Fall. More about this plant on Wikipedia.


Info on South of the Fraser River: Surrey, Delta, White Rock, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Fort Langley. Maybe a bit of Abbotsford, just for fun.

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