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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Is this volunteer a Dicentra cucullaria and if not, what?

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9609760

This appears in my mostly sunny zone 7a front hill.

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CatMint20906

CatMint20906
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2013
9:00 PM

Post #9610137

hi, Happy. The images I'm finding online of dicentra cucullaria look a bit more feathery--each blade longer and thinner--than what is in the photos here.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2013
9:32 PM

Post #9610175

Does it smell weird? Looks kind of like Corydalis lutea, which could easily have gotten in one of my offerings to you, as a seed. But I'm not 1000% on that ID.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9610406

Catmint: Thanks -- that is helpful.

SallyG: It doesn't look like Corydalis to me, unless this is what Corydalis does in the sun. I do have a lot of Corydalis from Critter from a few years back. I'll take a cutting and compare - thanks for the idea. Mine is in the shade, and is wispy, but it might be a completely different animal in the sun.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9610440

It's not Corydalis cheilanthifolia, but that other Corydalis came to me by unknown means. There are more in Plantfiles that I didn't know but would like to have.
It sure does look like we are in the right family. It seems to have those juicy stems.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9610615

SallyG: I do believe you are right. It looks so different from my Corydalis plants in the shade -- it is compact and busy in the sun -- but I took a cutting and compared the two, and you are spot on. I don't recall it blooming -- I'll see what it does next year. I'll be perfectly happy if Feverfew and Corydalis wander around my awful front hill. Thank you!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9610733

I have many Corydalis lutea seedlings from the spring which have not bloomed this year either.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9610737

I look forward to this one blooming in the spring, if it can make it through the winter on that awful exposed hill.

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