Dicentra uniflora Kellogg
Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
USDA Symbol: DIUN
A tiny plant with leaves and flower stalks growing separately, each attached to the root cluster deep beneath the surface. Each flower stalk ends in 1 pink or white bilateral flower resembling a steers skull with horns.
Though common, these low plants bloom early and are usually obscured by the surrounding sagebrush.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Northern California to Washington; east to Idaho, western Wyoming, and northern Utah.
Native Habitat: Open, well-drained ground, commonly among sagebrush in foothills to open woods at high elevations in mountains.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Dicentra uniflora is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Clodius Parnassian |
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BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dicentra uniflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dicentra uniflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dicentra uniflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff