Photographer: Derek Anderson
Corydalis aurea Willd. subsp. aurea
golden corydalis, scrambled eggs
Corydalis: Greek for "crested lark"
aurea: Latin for "golden"
|Plant: ||erect to drooping, annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb|
|Flower: ||bright yellow, 4-parted, 1/2" long, only 1 petal spurred; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers, the main flower cluster often below the upper leaves; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:||long, smooth, drooping capsule; seeds surrounded by thin, round margin |
|Leaf:||several times pinnately-divided|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites, woods, Lake Michigan shores; in rocky, sandy soil|