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Corydalis aurea - Willd.
                 
Common Name Scrambled Eggs
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Corydalis species are potentially toxic in moderate doses[222].
Habitats Talus slopes, ledges, rocky hillsides, forest clearings, open shores, creek bottoms, gravel pits, road cuts, and burned-over areas, in loose often gravelly soil at elevations of 100 - 3400 metres[270]
Range N. America - mainly in the west and central areas, from Alaska to California, also east to New York.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Corydalis aurea Scrambled Eggs


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Physical Characteristics
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Corydalis aurea is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Cardiac;  Stomachic;  Women's complaints.

A tea made from the plant is used in the treatment of painful or irregular menstruation, diarrhoea, bronchitis, heart diseases, sore throats and stomach aches[222, 257]. Externally, it is used as a lotion on backaches, hand sores etc and as a gargle for sore throats[257]. Caution is advised in the use of this plant, see the note above on toxicity.
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a moist, well-drained rather light soil, thriving in semi-shade[1]. Grows well in a woodland garden or peat bed. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in situ in the spring[222].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Author
Willd.
Botanical References
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