Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)
The Bleeding Hearts flower is a species of flowering plants belonging to the family Papaveraceae, the poppies. It occurs naturally in Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. It is a popular garden plant. It was first brought to England in the 1840s.
The plants flower in spring and go dormant in the summer. Although the flowers are normally a bright fuchsia-pink as in the photo above, a white cultivar exists.
Some people experience skin irritation by coming into contact with the plant which produces alkaloids.
The photo was taken in a garden in Chicago, Illinois. I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera and then used ACDSee Ultimate 10.3 to adjust the lighting and boost the contrast.
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