Thyrse Corydalis
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Thyrse Corydalis
ative Photo: Suresh Rana
Common name: Thyrse Corydalis
Botanical name: Corydalis thyrsiflora    Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Synonyms: Corydalis gortschakovii

Thyrse Corydalis is a perennial herb with yellow flowers borne in a thyrse, which is a widely branched inflorescence, with branches ending in dense clusters. The flowers are carried above the leaves. The plant is distinguished by its short broad capsule 5-7 mm with a curved style almost as long. Flowers are 1.2-1.5 cm long, spur broad, blunt, about half as long as the flower, straight or slightly down-curved. Leaves are hairless, somewhat glaucous, three times cut into oblong to linear usually pointed segments 5-10 mm long. Stems are branched, 15-30 cm long. Thyrse Corydalis is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Kashmir, at altitudes of 3000-4300 m. It is common in Kashmir. Flowering: July-August.

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

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