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

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Dicentra pauciflora
© 2008 Shawn DeCew
Genus: Dicentra
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields


Serpentine affinity: 2.2; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Dicentra pauciflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).