Etymology: Corydalis: Greek for "crested lark"
Plants: erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb, smooth; stems with many branches near the top
Leaves: several times pinnately-divided; lower leaves stalked, upper usually stalkless
Flowers: pink with yellow tip, 4-parted, 5/8" long, only one petal spurred; inflorescence a small branched cluster of stalked flower at the end of the stems; blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: long, erect capsule
Habitat: dry; woods, cliffs; in rocky or sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"