2. Capnoides Flávulum (Raf.) Kuntze. Pale Or Yellow Corydalis

Fig. 1990

Corydalis flavula Raf.; DC. Prodr. 1: 129. 1824. Capnoides flavulum Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 14. 1891.

Slender, glabrous, diffuse or ascending, 6'-14' high, freely branching. Lower leaves slender-petioled, the upper nearly sessile, all finely dissected into linear or oblong, sometimes cuneate, acute or obtuse segments; pedicels very slender; bracts conspicuous, broadly oblong, acute or acuminate, 3"-4" long; spur ¥' long, rounded; outer petals slightly longer than the inner, yellow, sharp-pointed; crest dentate; pods torulose, drooping or spreading; seeds sharp-margined, finely reticulated.

In rocky woods, New York to southwestern Ontario, Minnesota, Virginia and Louisiana. Ascends to 4000 ft. in Virginia. Colic-weed. May-June.

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3. Capnoides Micránthum (Engelm.) Britton. Small-Flowered Corydalis

Fig. 1991

Corydalis aurea var. micrantha Engelm.; A. Gray, Man.

Ed. 5, 62. 1867. Corydalis micrantha A. Gray, Coult. Bot. Gaz. II: 189.

1886. Capnoides micranthum Britton, Mem. Torr. Club 5: 166.


Habit and foliage nearly as in the preceding species, the ultimate leaf segments generally slightly broader. Flowers similar, the crest entire; or sometimes cleistogamous and minute, spurless and slightly or not at all crested; pods ascending, short-pedi-celled, torulose; seeds obtuse-margined, smooth, shining.

In woods, Minnesota to Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Virginia and Florida. Feb.-April.

4. Capnoides Àureum (Willd.) Kuntze. Golden Corydalis

Fig. 1992

Corydalis aurea Willd. Enum. 740. 1809.

Capnoides aureum Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 14. 1891.

Glabrous, 6'-14' high, diffuse, branching. Leaves all but the uppermost petioled, finely dissected into oblong obovate or cuneate segments, mainly broader than those of related species; flowers 6" long, bright yellow; spur one-half the length of the body of the corolla, or more, rounded; outer petals keeled, not crested; pedicels short, slender; pods spreading or pendulous, torulose, especially when dry; seeds obtuse-margined, shining, obscurely reticulated.

In woods, Nova Scotia to Minnesota, Alaska, Pennsylvania and Missouri, south in the Rocky Mountains to Arizona and California. March-May.

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