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Corydalis bracteata (Stephan) Pers.

Corydalis bracteata

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Rootstock tuberous, small, 8-30 mm diam. Stem up to 10-50 cm during flowering period. Flowering shoot with one large membraneous leaf and two glaucous-green, 2-ternate leaves 5-35 cm x 5-10 cm. Inflorescence cymose, flowers 2-15, yellow, with corolla 1.5-4.5 cm diam. V - April to early July. Fl - early summer (April-May in St. Petersburg), for 3-4 weeks. Fr -early June. P - by seed or by division (by daughter tubers). Self-propagating species which once established can grow for many years in the same place. Undemanding to soil and illumination but sensitive to high level of ground water, prefering well-drained soil. Z 4. New.

Siberia (Altay, Sayans, Dahuria) and Mongolia. In forests, among shrubs.


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