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Yellow Corydalis

Pseudofumaria lutea

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Rich yellow dense spikes appearing opposite one another under the leaves. The flowers themselves are small, yellow and trumpet-like in shape.
Fruit:
A slender pod, or capsule, up to 2cm long. The pods hang downwards but as they ripen they curve upwards then split open to reveal their black, shiny seeds.
Leaves:
Pale green or greyish. Bipinnate.
Maximum Size:
35cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers and foliage are both pungent.
Other Names:
Hollowort, Rock Fumewort, Yellow Fumewort, Yellow Fumitory, Yellow Harlequin, Yellow Larkspur.
Habitats:
Gardens, rocks, walls, wasteland, woodland.