Corydalis scouleri?

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Corydalis scouleri?

Am I right? Is this Corydalis scouleri?It's getting very large - about 1m high.

Lori S.
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Unfortunately, it's not one I'm familiar with (not that I am so familiar with any corydalis, actually).  Maybe with bumping this up again, some of the folks from the Pacific northwest, where C. scouleri is native, might be able to comment.

It does look like it:http://www.pnwflowers.com/flower/corydalis-scoulerihttp://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Corydalis%20scoulerihttp://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/ShowDBImage/gallery.aspx?page=0&specrep=0&code...http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_index&rel-t...

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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I agree it does look right.  Wow, that's a Corydalis on steroids (size-wise)!

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Lori wrote:

folks from the Pacific northwest, where C. scouleri is native, might be able to comment.

Being one of the Pacific northwest natives (both the scouleri and myself), I also agree it looks like C. scouleri.  In a good location (moisture with some sun), they can easily reach 4 feet.

Julie

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Corydalis scouleri: Extract from "Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis and their Relatives" Tebbit, Liden and Zetterlund-Timber Press 2008.

"A large stoloniferous perennial 50-120cm. tall. Stems rounded, hollow, usually with 3 leaves at or above the middle of the stem. Leaves (as in all members of the section Archaeocapnos) with rouned membbranous stipules, 3 or occasionally 4 times pinnately divided, green above, glaucus beneath. Racems simple or branched, narrow, usually with fewer than 25 flowers, but occasionally up to 35. Flowers held almost vertical, pale to deep purplish pink; outer petals lacking a rim but with conspicuous entire apical crests; spur 14-20mm long; inner petals 9-10mm long. Capsule strongly reflexed, obovate, explosively dehiscent. 2n=ca. 130-150. Self compatible to some degree, but normally cross-pollinated."

"Named in honour of John Scouler who at the age of 20 collected plants while working as the surgeon and naturalist on the 1824-1825 expedition to the Columbia River. William Hooker, who first decribed the species later worked at the University of Glasgow where Scouler was professor of geology"

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

RickR
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I just ordered that book through our Chapter's bulk order.

Am looking forward to it very much.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Thanks all! Think it is right then. I don't get seed so I need another clone ;)It is a very fernyish plant and fits nicely among other woodland plants.

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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RickR wrote:

I just ordered that book through our Chapter's bulk order.

Am looking forward to it very much.

Picked mine up from a Garden Centre sale table. Cost me £3 (nearly $5) very good value. ;D

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Picked mine up from a Garden Centre sale table. Cost me £3 (nearly $5) very good value.

You never lost it David,old habits die hard, eh. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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A Yorkshireman never looses the habit of finding a bargain Michael ;D

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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When you speak of it, Michael and David, I think I have a copy of that book too! Have to take a look when I'm back home ;-)

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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