PlantsEhrendorferia→Bleeding Heart (Ehrendorferia chrysantha)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ehrendorferia chrysantha Accepted
Dicentra chrysantha Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: Pods with one or both ends pointed, containing seeds without elaiosomes
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Height: 20-60 inches
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: may cause skin irritation
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Must be exposed to smoke. This can be achieved by using a commercial smoke extract.
Pollinators: Bees

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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Dec 14, 2020 11:43 AM

Range: southern two-thirds of California to northern Baja California. Additional info: this plant is most common in disturbed areas; frequent after burns in chaparral.

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