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Corydalis solida


Corydalis solida, the fumewort, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae, native to moist, shady habitats in northern Europe and Asia. Growing to Template:Convert, it is a spring ephemeral, with foliage that appears in spring and dies down to its tuberous rootstock in summer. It is cultivated for its deeply divided, ferny leaves and narrow, long-spurred flowers which appear in spring. The flowers show color variation, and may be mauve, purple, red, or white.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>


The species was originally named in 1753 by Linnaeus as the variety solida of his Fumaria bulbosa. It was raised to the species F. solida by Philip Miller in 1771. Its current assignment to the genus Corydalis was made by Joseph Philippe de Clairville in 1811.<ref name=LideZett97p40>Template:Cite book pp. 40-47</ref>

Four subspecies are recognized:<ref name=LideZett97p40/>

  • C. solida subsp. incisa Lidén
  • C. solida subsp. longicarpa Lidén
  • C. solida subsp. solida
  • C. solida subsp. subremota Popov ex Lidén & Zetterlund


Corydalis solida 'George Baker'

The following varieties and cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:



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