Climbing Corydalis is a
annual plant of the UK, typically found growing in woodland and rocky outcrops, to a mature height of up to 100cm.
Climbing Corydalis is a delicate-looking climber with pale foliage and creamy-white flowers associated with Oak woodland. The presence of established Climbing Corydalis can be an indicator of ancient woodland.
Botanic classification and naming: Climbing Corydalis is a member of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family. The genus name
'Ceratocapnos' identifies the plant as a Climbing Corydalis, a climber related to the Fumitories and its species name 'claviculata' means 'tendrilled plant'.
Concerns: Climbing Corydalis is found widely across mainland Britain but needs careful conservation, as the UK hosts a large proportion of the world population of this species.
Benefits: Pollinated by Honey Bees and Bumble Bees and provides a food source for beetles and weevils.
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