Corydalis aurea
Family: Papaveraceae
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Corydalis: Greek for "crested lark"
Plants: erect to drooping, annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb
Leaves: several times pinnately-divided
Flowers: bright yellow, 4-parted, 1/2" long, only 1 petal spurred; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers, the main flower cluster often below the upper leaves; blooms April-June
Fruits: long, smooth, drooping capsule; seeds surrounded by thin, round margin fruit drawing
Habitat: disturbed sites, woods, Lake Michigan shores; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Arthur Meeks  
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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Derek Anderson  
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