What plant is that?

  Corydalis plant Corydalis flowering stalk
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2013

May’s mystery plant is a biennial with whitened foliage. It has pink flowers with a yellow tip and divided leaves. It ranges in height from about 20 to 30 inches and sometimes even taller. The fruit consists of long narrow capsules. It blooms from late May to September. It grows on ledges and in dry rocky places. It can often be seen growing along powerline rights of way.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Capnoides sempervirens
Common Name:
  Corydalis or Rock Harlequin
Family:
  Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Habitat:
  Ledges and rocky places

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