Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on rock outcrops, esp granitic exfoliation domes, but also quartzite, greenstone, & sandstone, up to at least 1700 m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink (with yellow tips)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-merous
2 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Capnoides sempervirens   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Corydalis sempervirens   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 086-03-001:
Corydalis sempervirens   FAMILY Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Capnoides sempervirens

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Corydalis, Rock Harlequin, Pink Corydalis, Tall Corydalis


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_case16_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_sempervirens_6143

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock State Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_sempervirens_6168

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_544

June    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves pinnatisect, the primary segments ternately divided, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Chervil, Corydalis, and Fumitory

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_544b

June    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Capsules erect, 25-35mm long, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Chervil, Corydalis, and Fumitory

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_560

June    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Pedicels erect, petals pink with yellow tips, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_584b

June    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Found on open cliffs and rock outcrops, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0307h_07

July    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Flowers in a terminal raceme or panicle, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm140704_638

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain