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Dicentra uniflora Kellogg
USDA Symbol: DIUN
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WY Canada: BC 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)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff