|Scientific Name||Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COCAB2|
|Common Name||Brandegee's Fumewort, Fitweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||523908|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8200 to 12000 ft.); moist areas in forests and meadows, and along streamsides.
Plant: Large perennial 40 to 60 inches tall (or more), smooth, hairless herbage; one to several rather weak stems.
Leaves: Very large bright green leaves, 2 to 3 times pinnately-compound; ultimate lobes of lower stem leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic, 1/2 to 2 inches long; tips are apiculate.
Inflorescence: Large congested panicle with 50 or more flowers on the primary axis, each 5/8 to 1 inch long and on short pedicels 0.1 to 0.2 inches long; white to light pink petals, inner ones tipped reddish purple.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
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