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Yellow Corydalis
Corydalis flavula

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula) Other scientific names: Capnoides flavulum, Fumaria flavula

Family: Poppy Family (Papaveraceae), (Fumitory Family (Fumariaceae))

Similar species:
  •   Golden Corydalis (Corydalis aurea) - Upper petal lip not as flared, smooth-edged. Darker, richer yellow colour ("golden").

Flowers: Spring;  Yellow;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Alternate

Height: 15-30 cm (5-11 in)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 70   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 16 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula)

Yellow Corydalis flowers.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula)

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula)

Closeup of a Yellow Corydalis flower. Note the very flared petal lobes, which also have toothed edges.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula)

The flowers aren't really all that big.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula)

Yellow Corydalis leaves.

Range map for Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis flavula)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)