Steer's Head (Dicentra uniflora) leaves

Steer's Head (Dicentra uniflora) Leaves1

Also: a penny.

This Photo:  Along the Dewey Ridge Trail, mid May

1 The sight of a photo without a Steer's Head flower in it probably has you puzzling about what evolutionary advantage the flowers gain from being so nearly invisible. Real cows, after all, have no camouflage to speak of yet are still able to sneak up on tasty grasses. It might help to consider that Steer's Heads, being largely immobile, face the more difficult task of luring their prey, soil nutrients and sunlight, directly to them.