Family: Fumariaceae

Scientific Name: Corydalis ochroleuca

Common Name: White Corydalis, Fumewort

DescriptionA flowering plant grows very similar to the Yellow Corydalis.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone5-7
Sunlightshade, dappled shade
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Temperatureprefers cool
Flowerswhite, spurred, borne on wiry scapes, terminal racemes
Leavesblue green on both sides, 2-3 times pinnately compound
Dimensions18 by 18 inches, mounding
Propagationseeds that need warm-cool-warm stratification
Native SiteNative to rocky woods and naturalized on old walls in Europe.
Misc FactsThe Greek name, meaning “crested lark,” alludes to the graceful, birdlike appearance of the flowers, which grow in racemes among ferny foliage.
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage) #06-Perennials for the American Gardens (Clausen and Ekastro), #115-Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis and Their Relatives (Mark Tebbit, Magnus Liden, Henrik Zetterlund)
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