(Capnoides aureum) Poppy family
(Corydalis aurea of Gray)
Flowers–Bright yellow, about 1/2 in. long, with a spur half the length of the tubular corolla; irregular, lipped; each upheld by a little bract, mostly at a horizontal; borne in a terminal, short raceme. Stem: Smooth, 6 to 14 in. high, branching. Leaves: Finely dissected, decompound, petioled. Fruit. Sickle-shaped, drooping pods, wavy lumped, and tipped with the style.
Preferred HabitatWoods, rocky banks.
DistributionMinnesota to Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania.
A dainty little plant, next of kin to the pink corydalis.