Corydalis pauciflora (Steph.) Pers.
FamilyFumariaceae — APG family: Papaveraceae
SynonymsCapnoides pauciflorum (Steph.) Ktze., Corydalis arctica Popov., Fumaria pauciflora Steph.
DescriptionStem very thin and brittle at base, from dark-brown tuber buried deep in soil, with 1-3 scales below; leaves ternate, the segments again 3—4-cleft, ultimate seg- ments blunt; inflorescence dense, few-flowered; flowers horizontal or sometimes vertical, bluish-violet; spur slightly bent.
EcologyHeaths, meadows, snow beds, moist spruce forests, in the mountains to at least 1,400 meters. Described from the Altai Mountains.
White-flowered specimens (var. albiflora Pors.) occur, as well as specimens with bluish-white flowers (in the Ogilvie Mountains). Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of the closely related C. Emanuéli C.A.M.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.