Corydalis cava

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Corydalis cava

Fumariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Papaverales

Corydalis cava, commonly known as Hollowroot, Bulbous Corydalis, is a perennial.

Naming

Corydalis cava was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was August Friedrich Schweigger and Heinrich Friedrich Franz Körte, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Corydalis cava is a species in the genus Corydalis which contains approximately 640 to 698 species and belongs to the family of the Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family). The type species of the genus is Corydalis bulbosa.

Characteristics

Corydalis cava - flowers

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Corydalis cava is deciduous. The bluish green, bipinnate leaves are alternate. The obovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Corydalis cava produces racemes of pink tubular flowers from March to May.


Root System

Distribution

Corydalis cava is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles, Turkey, the Caucasus and northern Iran.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • woods (soil usually rich in organic material)

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 20 to 25 centimetres. Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Corydalis cava is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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