Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei

(Fitweed)

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Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei, CR 12 near Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3807

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Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei, CR 12 near Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3807-2

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Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei, CR 12 near Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3809

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Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei, CR 12 near Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3820

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Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei, CR 12 near Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3813

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Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei, CR 12 near Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3826

Scientific Name Corydalis caseana ssp. brandegeei USDA PLANTS Symbol COCAB2
Common Name Brandegee's Fumewort, Fitweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 523908
Family Papaveraceae (Poppy) SEINet
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Description 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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