, also known as bleeding heart, is a herbaceous perennial with distinctive dangling, pink w/ white heart-shaped flowers which resemble hearts. D. spectabilis
is native to Japan, Korea and China, however it has been introduced worldwide as a popular ornamental plant for flower gardens in temperate climates, and is also used as a cut flower. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage.
contains several isoquinolone alkaloids, which if consumed in large enough quantities, can cause GI irritation. D. spectabilis
is also a contact-dermatitis causing plant, and is capable of causing mild contact dermatitis if birds have repeated contact with the sap contained in the stem of the plant.