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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonEhrendorferia ochroleuca
Family common name(s)poppy; poppywort; poppyworts, amapola
Genus common name(s)ehrendorferia
Species common name(s)white ear-drops; white ear drops; white eardrops; cream-flowered ear-drops; cream flowered ear drops; creme-flowered ear-drops; creme-flowered eardrops; fire hearts
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxayellow dicentra, yellow bleeding-heart, yellow bleeding heart, yellow bleedingheart, yellow bleedinghearts are applied to multiple Fumariaceae taxa; ear-drops, ear drops, eardrops are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcFumariaceae; Dicentra ochroleuca Engelm.
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