Fumaria aurea Ker Gawl.


Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Fumaria

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. Tolerably hardy; but is best secured in a warm sheltered border, where it will flower about June, and ripen the seed freely.

History: 

First published in Bot. Reg. 1: 66 in 1815.

Synonym of Corydalis aurea Willd.

Note also F. aurea Muhl. ex Willd. Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 740 in 1809 - also a synonym of Corydalis aurea Willd.

From Bot. Reg. We learn from Mr. Pursh, that the native abode of this plant extends from Pennsylvania to Virginia, and that shady rocks are the situations it principally affects... We have not learned the date of its introduction, but suspect that it has found its way here from the parisian gardens, where it had probably travelled from that of Berlin, in which it is known to have been raised by Willdenow from seed, sent him from America by one of his correspondents in that country...

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Corydalis aurea Willd. - accepted name


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