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Ehrendorferia chrysantha (Golden ear-drops)
Hardie-Scott, Linda

Ehrendorferia chrysantha

Ehrendorferia chrysantha (Hook. & Arn.) Rylander

Golden Ear-drops, Golden Eardrops

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

Synonym(s): Dicentra chrysantha


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom 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 resources

USDA: Find Ehrendorferia chrysantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ehrendorferia chrysantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ehrendorferia chrysantha


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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