Yellow Corydalis is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in brickwork, pavement and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 40cm.
Yellow Corydalis originates in the Alps and was first introduced to the UK in the sixteenth century. It exists in the wild as a garden 'escape'.
Botanic classification and naming: Yellow Corydalis is a member of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family. The genus name
'Pseudofumaria' identifies the plant as a Corydalis and its species name 'lutea' means 'yellow'.
Concerns: Yellow Corydalis is a toxic plant.
Benefits: The plant is pollinated by bees including the Honey bee.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.