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Corydalis crystallina   (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Cherokee County, Kansas
Height: 8-16 inches
Family: Papaveraceae - Poppy Family
Flowering Period:   April, May, June
Stems: 1-several, erect to ascending.
Leaves: Alternate, 2-3-pinnately compound; blades .8 to 3.2 inches long; ultimate lobes lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, margins incised.
Inflorescences: Terminal, racemes, 8-18-flowered; racemes with cleistogamous flowers usually absent; bracts ovate to ovate-acuminate, .2 to .5 inch long, .12 to .24 inch wide.
Flowers: Pedicels ca. .04 inch. Flowers bilaterally symmetric, erect; sepals 2, broadly ovate to cordate, .06 to .08 inch; petals 4, yellow, outer petals dissimilar, 1 spurred, 1 not spurred, both with abaxial median crest or keel, inner petals similar, fused at apices, clawed; spurred petal .63 to .87 inch long, spur straight, .14 to .2 inch; ovary glabrous; stamens 6.
Fruits: Capsules, erect, straight to slightly incurved, .55 to .7 inch long, covered with translucent inflated hairs; seeds black, .08 to .09 inch in diameter, with concentric rings of minute dots; arillate.
Habitat: Roadsides, waste sites, fields, eroded or otherwise disturbed areas of prairies, and open woods
Distribution: Southeast quarter of Kansas
Origin: Native
Comments: Plants glaucous, glabrous. Corydalis, crested lark, alluding to the resemblance between the spur of the European Corydalis cava and the hind claw of the European crested lark and crystalline, bearing crystals, alluding to the appearance of the capsules.

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