Corydalis aurea

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Scientific Name Corydalis aurea USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Golden Corydalis, Scrambled Eggs ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Papaveraceae (Poppy) formerly Fumariaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine; moist to dry areas, hillsides, streamsides, rocky banks, open woodlands.
Plant: Bushy annual or biennial, highly branched with stems from 8 to 14 inches tall, becoming prostrate with age.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound 1 to 4 times with fine, linear to oblong leaflets.
Inflorescence: Numerous yellow, tubular flowers on racemes, each with two pairs of petals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Minnesota Wildflowers.
Colorado Status

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