Corydalis curvisiliqua [Papaveraceae]

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Scientific Name Corydalis curvisiliqua USDA PLANTS Symbol COCU2
Common Name Curvepod Fumewort, Scrambled Eggs ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 19003
Family Papaveraceae (Poppy) formerly Fumariaraceae SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in disturbed areas, roadsides and open fields.
Plant: Upright to ascending annual 8 to 10 inches tall; one to several usually-unbranched stems.
Leaves: Dull green bi-pinnately-divided leaves with oblong to obovate ultimate leaflets that may be further incised; leaflet tips with small points.
Inflorescence: Raceme extending above leaves with 8 to 20 yellow flowers; conspicuous bracts 1/4 to 3/4-inch long and up to 1/4-inch wide along pedicel, tapering to points; 2 very short sepals beneath blossom; 4 bright yellow petals, upper one bending upward and about 3/4-inch long with a crested hood and a spur about 1/3-inch long extending backward; lower petal spurless and about 1/2-inch long bending downward; lateral 2 petals inconspicuous.
Blooming Period: February to April.
Fruit: Erect, slender, strongly in-curved capsules 3/4 to 1-1/4 inch long. References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
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