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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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Care
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).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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.

Other Uses

None known

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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Propagation

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

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Willd.

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