Corydalis angustifolia

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Corydalis angustifolia (M.Bieb.) DC.

Fumariaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

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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 angustifolia is a perennial.

Naming

Corydalis angustifolia was already described and the name validly published by Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein. It was Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1821.

Taxonomy

Corydalis angustifolia 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

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Corydalis angustifolia has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are obovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Corydalis angustifolia produces racemes of white tubular flowers in April.


Root System

Distribution

Corydalis angustifolia is native to Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

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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