Stems and leaves glabrous, glaucous, erect or ascending, 6 inches to 2 feet high and freely branching. Lower leaves 1 to 5 inches long, short petioled, the upper leaves sessile or nearly so, all divided into numerous obovate or cuneate segments, toothed or entire, obtuse. Flowers numerous, panicled, borne in cymose clusters at the ends of the branches. Each flower one-half to two-thirds of an inch long, pink or rarely white with a yellow tip; sepals two, small; corolla irregular, deciduous; petals four, erect-connivent, one of the outer pair with a spur at the base about one-eighth of an inch long, the inner pair narrower, keeled at the back. Capsules narrowly linear, erect, 1 to 2 inches long.

In rocky places, Nova Scotia to Alaska, Georgia, Minnesota, Montana and British Columbia. Flowering from May to September.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 80

Pink Or Pale Corydalis

Pink Or Pale Corydalis - Capnoides sempervirens

Two other species of this genus are occasionally found in this State, both with low, diffusely spreading stems and with yellow flowers. They are the Yellow Corydalis (Capnoides flavulum (Rafinesque) Kuntze) with flowers about one-fourth of an inch long and short spurred; and the Golden Corydalis (C. aureum (Willdenow) Kuntze) with flowers slightly more than one-half of an inch long and spurs one-half the length of the corolla.