(Capnoides aureum; Corydalis aurea of Gray) Poppy family
Flowers - Bright yellow, about 1/2 in. long, with a spur half the
length of the tubular corolla; irregular, lipped; each upheld by
a little bract, mostly at a horizontal; borne in a terminal,
raceme. Stem: Smooth, 6 to 14 in. high, branching. Leaves:
Finely dissected, decom pound, petioled. Fruit: Sickle-shaped,
drooping pods, wavy lumped, and tipped with the style.
Preferred Habitat - Woods, rocky banks.
Flowering Season - March-May.
Distribution - Minnesota to Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania.
A dainty little plant, next of kin to the pink corydalis (q.v.).
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