Corydalis aurea ssp. occidentalis (Engelm. ex A. Gray) G.B. Ownbey
Family - Fumariaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Leaves - No info yet.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Rocky woods, open ground.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout the southern half of Missouri and also occurs in a few more northern counties. The plant is similar to other members of the genus but can be identified by its erect fruits, its silvery-green foliage, and its big flowers (which have basal spurs 1/2 to 2/3 as long as the entire flower).
Photographs taken at Earthquake Hollow Conservation Area, Callaway County, MO., 4-22-04.