Capnoides sempervirens (L.) Borkh.

Locations ofCapnoides sempervirens (L.) Borkh. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Capnoides sempervirens (L.) Borkh.
Common Name
Pale Corydalis, Pink Corydalis, Rock Harlequin
Corydalis sempervirens (L.) Pers.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Capnoides sempervirens (L.) Borkhausen
Recent phylogenetic studies by Pérez-Gutiérrez et al. 2012 (Amer. J. Bot. 99: 517-528) and 2015 (Molec. Phylog. and Evol. 88: 75-92) found Capnoides sempervirens to be basal to the “core Fumarieae”, rendering its treatment as a member of Corydalis untenable.
Exposed to partly shaded cliffs, ledges, and sloping pavements of metabasalt, amphibolite, phyllite, metasiltstone, sandstone, quartzite, and various granitic rocks; occasionally in very rocky woodland soil, talus, or mineral soil exposed by burns. Frequent but local in the mountains; rare on foothills and monadnocks of the inner Piedmont.
Native Status

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