- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dicentra cucullaria
- PLANT TYPE: Perennial
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: dye-SEN-truh kew-kew-LAR-ee-uh
- TAGS: Plant Tags: blue staggers and Dutchman's breeches. Plant Types: Perennial.
Cultural notes: Sometimes known as blue staggers because of its narcotic and occasionally lethal effects on grazing cattle The species is a spring ephemeral. In summer’s heat, the leaves turn yellow and disappear, to re-emerge the following spring from a bulb-like corm.