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Ehrendorferia chrysantha

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Species Name: Ehrendorferia chrysantha
Common Name: Golden Eardrops

Flowers are yellow and aromatic. Formerly Dicentra chrysantha. Seeds need wildfires to germinate.

Plant Family: Fumariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 50" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Dry
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southern and Baja California
Natural Habitat: Dry, brushy areas prone to wildfires

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