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Marcus, Joseph A.
Corydalis curvisiliqua Engelm.
Curvepod, Curvepod fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs
USDA Symbol: cocu2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Size Notes:
6-16 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
AZ , CO , IA , IL , KS , MO , NE , NM , NV , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening, Hillsides, Slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0301
Collected Apr 26, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0317
Collected Apr 2, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1013
Collected 2011-04-13 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: NPC