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Longhorn steer's head
Dicentra uniflora Modoc.jpg
Scientific classification

Dicentra uniflora, the longhorn steer's head, is a herbaceous perennial growing from a tuber, native to gravelly soils in mountains of the western United States.


Height is up to 10 centimetres (4 in). Leaves are leaves are long-stalked and 3-times compound with rounded leaflets. Each leaflet is deeply divided.

Flowers have pink to white petals tinged with light brown or purple. The two outer petals are bent back; the inner petals are fused at the tip.

Seeds are borne in a capsule a little more than a 1 centimetre (0.4 in) long.

Dicentra uniflora Modoc closeup
Dicentra uniflora
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