Yellow Corydalis

Common Name: Yellow Corydalis

Scientific Name: Corydalis flavula

Family: Papaveraceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Ravines, Along Rivers

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Annual, Ephemeral

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 10 inches

Light: Partial sun to partial shade

Soil: Well drained, Moist

Pollinators: Bees

Other: Mildly toxic

Description: Yellow Corydalis is a native spring ephemeral that can be identified by its tiny, bright yellow flowers and its fern-like leaves, which resemble the leaves of the Dutchman’s Breeches. Yellow Corydalis can be found growing naturally in deep forests, along slopes, ravines, or beside streams and rivers. This photo of a Yellow Corydalis was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.