Calflora
Taxon  Report   2396    
Corydalis aurea  Willd.
Golden corydalis,  Scrambled eggs
Corydalis aurea
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Corydalis aurea
© 2013 Ron Wolf
Corydalis aurea, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Corydalis aurea
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: PAPAVERACEAE  
Genus: Corydalis
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Capnoides aureum
PLANTS: Corydalis washingtoniana
ICPN: Corydalis aurea ssp. aurea
More information about  Corydalis aurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (COAU2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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