Dense-Raceme Corydalis
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Dense-Raceme Corydalis
ative Photo: Suresh Rana
Common name: Dense-Raceme Corydalis
Botanical name: Corydalis govaniana    Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)

Dense-Raceme Corydalis is an erect, tufted, perennial herbs, 15-70 cm tall, usually simple, often with leaves arising from roots, as long as the stem, and 0-2, opposite leaves down below the stem. Rootstock thickened, covered with withered sheathing bases of leaves. Stem leaves, if present, are deeply lobed. Yellow flowers occur in 10-25 -flowered racemes, generally simple, often dense, 5-10 cm long, increasing upto 15 cm in fruit. Flowers are 2-2.5 cm long, with the spur making up half the length of the flower. Dense-Raceme Corydalis is found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 2400-4800 m. Flowering: May-August.

Identification credit: Suresh Rana Photographed in Paddar Valley, Jammu & Kashmir.

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