Curvepod, Curvepod fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs
Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
Marcus, Joseph A.
This spring annual
has erect stems 6–16 inches high with leaves cut deeply into many sections. The flowers are pale yellow, about 1 inch long, with 4 petals. The outer 2 petals enclose the inner 2. One petal
has a short, straight, saclike spur
at the base (248).
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Size Notes:
6-16 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
, WY Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening, Hillsides, Slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy.
Conditions Comments: Open habitat in sand; seeds do not germinate on dispersal, an after-ripening period is required.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High