Hi everyone and welcome to today’s wildflower, which is the “yellow corydalis”. We saw the “pale corydalis” before which is pink and yellow. All the other corydalis flowers are yellow. We also have the “golden corydalis” in our area. There really isn’t a lot of difference between the various yellow varieties. They are usually between 6 and 20 inches (15 to 50cm) tall. Generally they love to be in partially shaded locations but will do well in full sun like the ones in the above photo. They prefer rocky, sandy or gravel soil conditions and dry. The yellow varieties don’t bloom as long as the pale corydalis, this one from May to July. It can be found over much of Canada except the east coast provinces, plus most of the US, except the south east from about Virginia south to Florida and parts of New England states. They are really a nice native wildflower and though the individual flowers are quite small, about half to two thirds of an inch (about 12 to 15mm), they have a large number together in a cluster so they really stand out nicely. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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