Scrambled eggs

Corydalis aurea

Photo/Illustration: 
C. Colston Burrell
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Scrambled eggs (Corydalis aurea)
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Genus:  Corydalis
In spring, this biennial produces small yellow flowers, which are carried tightly over finely divided, sea green leaves. It self-sows freely.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This species is native to North America and a number of states list it as threatened or endangered.
Care:  Prefers moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed when fresh for flowering the following year; germination may be erratic.
Problems:  Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Annuals

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