Corydalis cheilanthifolia

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Corydalis cheilanthifolia Hemsl.

Fumariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: semi-evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: tripinnate

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Corydalis cheilanthifolia is a perennial.

Naming

Corydalis cheilanthifolia was described by William Botting Hemsley. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Corydalis cheilanthifolia 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 cheilanthifolia - habitus
Corydalis cheilanthifolia - flowers

Growth

The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Corydalis cheilanthifolia is semi-deciduous. The dark-green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The linear leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Corydalis cheilanthifolia produces racemes of yellow tubular flowers in May.


Root System

Distribution

Corydalis cheilanthifolia is native to West China.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries
  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 40 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.


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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