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Corydalis edulis - Maxim.

Common Name
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, there is a report that Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses[222].
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade
Corydalis edulis


Corydalis edulis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Corydalis edulis is a PERENNIAL. 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

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

One report says that the plant is edible but gives no more details[177]. It is probably referring to the root.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. 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 - best sown as soon as it is ripe, the seed rapidly loses viability if it is allowed to become dry[129]. Surface sow and keep moist, it usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c[164]. Germinates in spring according to another report[129]. Two months warm, then a cold stratification improves the germination of stored seed[134, 164]. Sow the seed thinly so that the seedlings can be allowed to grow undisturbed in the pot for their first year. Apply liquid feed at intervals during their growing season to ensure they are well fed. The seedlings only produce one leaf in their first year of growth[175] and are very prone to damping off[129]. Divide the seedlings into individual pots once they have become dormant and grow them on in a partially shaded area of a greenhouse for at least another year. Plant them out into their permanent positions when they are dormant. Division after flowering.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Corydalis ambigua Perennial0.2 5-9  LMSM13 
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Corydalis falconeri Perennial0.0 -  LMSM001
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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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b.a.whitton   Fri Aug 31 2007

This species grows well near Hangzhou, China, on a sticky calcareous soil derived from limestone,in light shade. Seedlings grow quite large in the first year, but the plants probably need two years to flower from seed. The main growth stage appears to be autumn, with flowers (white mauve) in spring.

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