Corydalis saxicola

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Corydalis saxicola G.S.Bunting

Fumariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: obovate

Division: tripinnate

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 saxicola is a perennial.

Naming

Corydalis saxicola was described by R.H. Bunting. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Corydalis saxicola 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 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Corydalis saxicola has dark-green, tripinnate leaves that are alternate. The obovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Corydalis saxicola produces racemes of yellow tubular flowers from May to June.


Root System

Distribution

Corydalis saxicola is native to China.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

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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