Corydalis incisa (Thunb.) Pers.

Locations ofCorydalis incisa (Thunb.) Pers. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Corydalis incisa (Thunb.) Pers.
Common Name
Incised Fumewort, Purple Keman
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Not in Flora of Virginia (discovered after its publication).
This Asiatic biennial appears to be a shade-tolerant, aggressive invader that does well in mesic, forested habitats. See Atha, Schuler, and Tobing's paper in Phytoneuron 2014-96:1-6 for details about this species occurrence in New York. Recent reports of Corydalis incisa from North Carolina suggest that this species may be starting to escape, at least locally, over a considerable range in the eastern US.
Shaded yards and mesic forests, especially along and near streams. As of May, 2015, there are two known localities in and near the city of Charlottesville. In March of 2016, the species was found along Maury River at Lexington.
Native Status

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