Corydalis curvisiliqua Engelm.
Curvepod, Curvepod fumewort, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs
Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
USDA Symbol: COCU2
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
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Notes: 6-16
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: 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
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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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0301 Collected Apr 26, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0317 Collected Apr 2, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1013 Collected 2007-04-12 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Corydalis curvisiliqua in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Corydalis curvisiliqua in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Corydalis curvisiliqua
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: NPC