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Pink corydalis
Rock harlequin flower and leaves.jpg
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Subfamily: Fumarioideae
Tribe: Fumarieae
Subtribe: Corydalinae
Genus: Capnoides
C. sempervirens
Binomial name
Capnoides sempervirens

Corydalis glauca Pursh
Corydalis sempervirens (L.) Pers.
Fumaria sempervirens L.

Capnoides sempervirens, the harlequin corydalis,[1] rock harlequin,[2] pale corydalis or pink corydalis, is an annual or biennial plant native to rocky woodland and burned or disturbed places in northern North America. Capnoides sempervirens is the only species in the genus Capnoides.

Name(s) brought to synonymy


Plants are 20–80 cm (7.9–31.5 in) tall. Both stems and leaves are glaucous. Leaves are 1–3 cm (0.39–1.18 in) in length, twice pinnately divided, usually segmented into 3 lobes and sometimes 4. Flowers are tubular, pink with a yellow tip, 1–1.7 cm (0.39–0.67 in) long, grouped into dangling clusters. Seeds are black and shiny, about 1 mm (0.039 in) wide, held tightly together in long thin cylindrical pods.

Flowers bloom from May to September. Often growing out of areas disturbed by fire. Native from Newfoundland to Alaska and south into the eastern United States.[3]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Corydalis sempervirens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ Kershaw, Linda (2002). Ontario Wildflowers. Canada: Lone Pine Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 1-55105-285-7.