Corydalis aurea Yellow Corydalis
ANNUAL or BIENNIAL. Entire plant very smooth and glaucous (covered
in a whitish bloom). Tubular, crested, short-spurred yellow flowers
on erect or semi-erect stems. Pods narrow, cylindrical, pealike.
Leaves bluish green, finely dissected. Blooms February-April.
Occasional in the Empires in damp, sunny, sandy places. May be very
short (less than 10 cm tall) or tall (nearly 1 m) depending on availability
of water. Leaves resemble those of Eschscholtzia californica (desert
poppy) but leaflet segments are more pointed.
FAMILY: Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)