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A plant related to bleeding heart, but typically having pale yellow flowers.
- ‘This triggers the appearance of a number of wildflowers: trillium, phlox, trout lily, Dutchman's breeches, violets, wild strawberries and many more.’
- ‘Over at the moist edge of our woods, there's snowy-bloomed bloodroot; on the opposite side, white-winged Dutchman's breeches.’
- ‘Surf and turf Daytrip by boat to the 600-acre Indian Lake State Park, where you can jog the three-mile brushy Cherokee Trail past wildflowers like Dutchman's breeches and bloodroot.’
- ‘Many of our loveliest spring wildflowers - trillium, wild ginger, Dutchman's breeches, and hepatica among them - simply can't compete.’
- ‘Among them are Dutchman's breeches, spring-beauty, and various species of toothwort, trillium, and violet.’
Mid 19th century: so named because of the shape of the spurred flower.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.