Taxon  Report   2715 
Dicentra pauciflora  S. Watson
Few flowered bleeding heart,  Shorthorn steer's head
Dicentra pauciflora
© 2008 Shawn DeCew
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Dicentra pauciflora
© 2013 John Doyen
Dicentra pauciflora
© 2013 John Doyen
Dicentra pauciflora, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and Oregon.

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Dicentra pauciflora
© 2008 Shawn DeCew
Genus: Dicentra
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.2 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Dicentra pauciflora
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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