Corydalis incisa (Thunb.) Pers.

Locations ofCorydalis incisa (Thunb.) Pers. in Virginia

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Family
Fumariaceae
Botanical Name
Corydalis incisa (Thunb.) Pers.
Common Name
Incised Fumewort, Purple Keman
Synonym(s)
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Not in Flora of Virginia (discovered after its publication).
Comments
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.
Habitat
Shaded yards and mesic forests, especially along and near streams. As of May, 2017, the species is known from two localities in and near the city of Charlottesville; along the Maury River at Lexington; and two localities in Fairfax County.
Native Status
Introduced

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