Corydalis aurea

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Corydalis aurea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Corydalis
Species: C. aurea
Binomial name
Corydalis aurea
Willd.
Synonyms

Capnoides aureum (Willd.) Kuntze
Corydalis washingtoniana Fedde

Corydalis aurea (scrambled eggs, golden smoke, golden corydalis) is a winter annual native to North America.

Root is a branching caudex. Stems are decumbent, to 40 cm long, with blue-green leaves divided into leaflets with oval or diamond lobes.

Flowers are yellow, 1 cm long, with a spur, borne in racemes of up to 30 flowers, each on a short stem.

Fruits are cylindrical capsules.

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