Corydalis cheilanthifolia

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Fern-leaf corydalis
Corydalis cheilanthifolia 1.jpg
Flowers and foliage
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Corydalis
C. cheilanthifolia
Binomial name
Corydalis cheilanthifolia

Corydalis cheilanthifolia, the fern-leaved corydalis[1] or fern-leaf corydalis, is a perennial growing from rhizomes, native to western and central China.


Leaves are shaped like lipfern (Cheilanthes), for which the plant is named. They turn bronze and remain over winter.

Flowers are yellow and bloom in long upright racemes on leafless stems from mid-spring to early summer.

Seeds with elaiosomes are borne in a long, thin pod.



  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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