Corydalis fungosa. - Wood Fringe, or Climbing Fumitory. - An elegant, indigenous, biennial, climbing vine, growing, frequently, in rich ground, from fifteen to thirty feet, in one season; with pink and white flowers, which are produced in abundance during the three summer months; handsome foliage. Propagated from seed, which should be sown in April. The first year, the plant makes but little progress; but the second year, it is of more vigorous growth. The young plants will do best to be transplanted where to remain in July and August; but will bear moving in the spring, if done with much care.
Corydalis formosa. - Red-flowered Corydalis. - A handsome indigenous perennial, with flesh-colored or reddish flowers, from May to July; from six to ten inches high.
Corydalis cucullaria. - Naked-stalked Corydalis, or Dutchman's Breeches. - An indigenous perennial, with elegant, finely-divided leaves, of a pale and delicate green, from the bosom of which arises a scape bearing a one-sided, simple raceme of white, singular-looking, pendulous flowers.
It is vulgarly called Dutchman's Breeches, on account of the resemblance of the corolla to that article of dress. Flowers in May.
Corydalis glauca. - Glaucus-leaved Fumitory. - An indigenous biennial, from one to three feet high, with glaucous leaves; flowers yellow, red, and green, in June; propagated by seed.
There are six or seven species of the Corydalis, all indigenous, some of them to be found in New England. A very pretty genus, most of them early flowering, and elegant plants, and worthy of cultivation.