(c) Ruth Babylon
|Low, mounding plant with odd flowers shaped like inflated pairs
of pants dangling from arching stems. The flowers are white
above, with yellow at the bottom. Leaves highly dissected into
many tiny leaflets. Blooms in early to mid-spring.
common on the western slope of the Park, especially along the trail,
where it can nearly cover the hillside.
Almost unmistakeable. Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)
is similar, but the flowers are not inflated and are shaped more
like white hearts than pants. It has not been reported from