ABOUT LISA BERRY
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Scientific Name: Dicentra uniflora
Common Name: Steer's Head
Color: Pale Pink to White
Description: Two outer petals curve backward to form the horns of a steer, while two straight inner petals form the snout.
Habitat: This early bloomer follows the snowmelt in gravelly flats, in well-drained, upper-elevation forest.
Comments: The untrained eye will find Steer's head extremely difficult to spot. The tiny flowers blend in so well with the pebbly soil that one is likely to step on the flowers before noticing them. The delicate leaves, which appear to grow prostrate, are more easily apparent, however, they may not appear anywhere close to the flower. From the root, the flowers grow separately from the leaves, breaking ground in a different spot!