Family

Fumitory.

Colour

Rose pink and yellow.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

North and south.

Time of Bloom

May-August.

Flowers: growing in loose terminal clusters. Calyx: of two scale-like sepals. Corolla: of four closed, cohering petals; the upper one extending into a short spur. Stamens: six. Pistil: one. Pod: long and slender. Leaves: divided into fine leaflets; pale green; glaucous. Stem: curving; leafy.

There is a strong family resemblance between these blossoms and those of the Dutchman's breeches; and the corydalis is, perhaps, a little more delicate species. The flowers appear like a number of strange sprites that have come from somewhere, nobody knows where, and intend resting awhile on the slender stem.