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Corydalis aurea - Willd.

Common Name Scrambled Eggs
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses[222].
Habitats Talus slopes, ledges, rocky hillsides, forest clearings, open shores, creek bottoms, gravel pits, road cuts, and burned-over areas, in loose often gravelly soil at elevations of 100 - 3400 metres[270]
Range N. America - mainly in the west and central areas, from Alaska to California, also east to New York.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Corydalis aurea Scrambled Eggs


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Corydalis aurea is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from April to May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Cardiac  Stomachic  Women's complaints

A tea made from the plant is used in the treatment of painful or irregular menstruation, diarrhoea, bronchitis, heart diseases, sore throats and stomach aches[222, 257]. Externally, it is used as a lotion on backaches, hand sores etc and as a gargle for sore throats[257]. Caution is advised in the use of this plant, see the note above on toxicity.

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a moist, well-drained rather light soil, thriving in semi-shade[1]. Grows well in a woodland garden or peat bed. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - surface sow in situ in the spring[222].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Corydalis ambigua Perennial0.2 5-9  LMSM13 
Corydalis cava Perennial0.2 5-9  LMSM03 
Corydalis edulis Perennial0.0 -  LMSM10 
Corydalis falconeri Perennial0.0 -  LMSM001
Corydalis govaniana Perennial0.0 -  LMSNM02 
Corydalis incisaIncised fumewortAnnual/Biennial0.3 6-10  LMSM110
Corydalis intermedia Perennial0.2 -  LMSM01 
Corydalis juncea Perennial0.0 -  LMSNM10 
Corydalis ochotensis Biennial1.0 -  LMSNM10 
Corydalis pallida Biennial0.3 -  LMSNM10 
Corydalis solidaFumewort, Spring fumewortPerennial0.2 5-9  LMSM13 
Corydalis ternataThree-Leaf CorydalisPerennial0.2 -  LMSNM02 
Corydalis vaginans Annual/Biennial0.0 4-8  LMSNM01 
Corydalis yanhusuoYan Hu SuoPerennial0.0 -  LMSNM03 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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