Slender Corydalis
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Slender Corydalis
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Slender Corydalis
Botanical name: Corydalis filiformis    Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)

Slender Corydalis is herb with weak stems 1-2 ft long, somewhat glaucous, often prostrate. Leaves are double- or triple-compound, segments 3-5, broad-ovate, deeply cut. Flowers are borne in lax, few-flowered racemes at the end of long slender branches. Bracts are small, cut into narrow lobes. Flowers are yellow 1.3 cm long. Posterior petal is hooded, pointed, equaling or exceeding the very broad, conic, blunt spur. Capsule is 6-12 mm long, linear or linear-obovate, style very short. Slender Corydalis is found in the Himalayas, from Garhwal to Sikkim, at altitudes of 2300-4600 m.

Identification credit: Magnus Lidén Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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