Bird in the Bush (Corydalis solida)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 to 10 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: Finely divided leaves, almost fernlike
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Long, pointed, flat pod with several seeds. Seeds have elaiosomes, fleshy growths that are eaten by ants.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Purple
Red
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: Seeds need warm moist and cold moist treatment before they will germinate.
Sow in situ
Other info: Seed dies if it dries out. Sow immediately after ripening and keep moist.
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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