Pale corydalis

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Corydalis sempervirens (L.) Pers.; also Capnoides sempervirens (L.) Borkh.

Common name(s): pale corydalis, tall corydalis, pink corydalis, harlequin corydalis, rock harlequin

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile , NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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– annual/biennial

-generally flowers and fruits in June in ME

-compound, alternate, lobed leaves


-anthropogenic disturbed areas

-rock ledges




Taken from an article, no longer available online, from

Native Plant Trust: Go Botany, 2020.Capnoides Sempervirens (Pink-Corydalis):