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Corydalis curvisiliqua

Curvepod, Curvepod fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

Corydalis curvisiliqua (Curvepod)
Marcus, Joseph A.
This spring annual has erect stems 616 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 Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Notes: 6-16
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr


USA: AZ , CO , IL , IA , KS , MO , NE , NV , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening, Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water 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.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High

Last Update: 2007-01-01