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Ehrendorferia chrysantha (Hook. & Arn.) Rylander
Golden Ear-drops, Golden eardrops
Synonym(s): Dicentra chrysantha
USDA Symbol: EHCH
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Peculiar bilateral yellow flowers, with 2 petals bent at midlength and sticking out sideways, bloom in open branched clusters at tops of several stems with fern-like leaves.
Most common in disturbed areas; frequent after burns in chaparral.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Southern two-thirds of California to northern Baja California. Native Habitat:
Dry, often brushy slopes.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff