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Corydalis solida

Fumariaceae
Perennials

CORYDALIS

Handsome clumps of dainty divided leaves like those of bleeding heart (Dicentra, to which it is closely related) or maidenhair fern (Adiantum). Clusters of small, spurred flowers. Plant in rich, moist soil. Effective in rock crevices, in open woodland, or near a pool or streamside. Divide clumps or sow seed in spring or fall. Plants self-sow. Tend to be short-lived in mild-winter zones.

Corydalis solida

From northern Europe, Asia. Grows to 10 in. high, 8 in. wide. Blooms in spring, producing spikes containing up to 20 purplish red flowers each. Grow from fall-planted tubers.

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