Corydalis bracteata

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Corydalis bracteata (Stephan) Pers.

Fumariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: obovate

Division: ternate

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 bracteata is a perennial.

Naming

Corydalis bracteata was already described and the name validly published by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow based on a prior description by Franz Stephani. It was Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1806.

Taxonomy

Corydalis bracteata 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 15 to 25 centimetres.

Leaves

Corydalis bracteata has bluish green, ternate leaves that are alternate. The obovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Corydalis bracteata produces racemes of ligth-yellow tubular flowers from March to May.


Root System

Distribution

Corydalis bracteata is native to the Altai Mountains and Sibiria.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay.

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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