Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Corydalis aurea Willd. subsp. aurea image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

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Hugh H. Iltis

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Fumariaceae
Corydalis aurea Willd. subsp. aurea
golden corydalis, scrambled eggs
Corydalis: Greek for "crested lark"
aurea: Latin for "golden"
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Status: Native
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 fruit drawing
Leaf:several times pinnately-divided
Habitat: disturbed sites, woods, Lake Michigan shores; in rocky, sandy soil

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Capnoides aureum (Willd.) Kuntze
Corydalis aurea Willd. var. aurea
Corydalis washingtoniana Fedde

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