Plant

Yellow Corydalis, Corydalis flavula
Papaveraceae or Poppy Family

Low plant, mostly under a foot tall. Leaves divided into roughly triangular leaflets with large teeth. Lower leaves (below center) larger. Flowers yellow, long, tubular, shaped somewhat like squid with short tentacles. Fruits are long narrow pods. Blooms in spring.

Chaming native of rocky or open woods. Rare in Park.

The combination of flower shape and color and divided leaves is distinctive of this species.

Flowers
Inflorescence

 Lower leaves

Upper leaf

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