Herb latin name: Corydalis pallida
Synonyms: Corydalis satsumensis, Corydalis triflora, Fumaria pallida
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Edible parts of Corydalis pallida:Young plant - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Forest clearings, windbreaks, burned areas, forest edges, glades and stony taluses on open slopes and gravel along the sides of streams.
Propagation of Corydalis pallida:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, the seed rapidly loses viability if it is allowed to become dry. Surface sow and keep moist, it usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°C. Germinates in spring according to another report. Two months warm, then a cold stratification improves the germination of stored seed. Seedlings only produce one leaf in their first year of growth and are very prone to damping off. This species is a biennial and probably germinates more easily than the perennial species.
Cultivation of the herb:Forest clearings, windbreaks, burned areas, forest edges, glades and stony taluses on open slopes and gravel along the sides of streams.
Medicinal use of Corydalis pallida:None known
Known hazards of Corydalis pallida:Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, there is a report that Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.