Ehrendorferia chrysantha (Hook. & Arn.) Rylander
Golden Ear-drops, Golden Eardrops
Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
Synonym(s): Dicentra chrysantha
USDA Symbol: EHCH
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Native Distribution: Southern two-thirds of California to northern Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry, often brushy slopes.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ehrendorferia chrysantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ehrendorferia chrysantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ehrendorferia chrysantha
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff