Corydalis solida Pinkish-mauve with streaks of lighter color along the lower portion and mouth of each flower, darker pink at the upward-angled tail spur.
Downward-swooping single-spurred ¾–1" tubular flowers bloom midspring in clusters of up to 20 flowers riding just above or reaching out from amongst the foliage. The genus name comes from the Greek word for ‘crested lark’ and the common name from its former genus Fumaria meaning smokeplant. Deeply lobed palmate or fern-like grey-green leaves die back in summer heat.
Species native to northern hemisphere deciduous forest understories where there is partial shade and rich well-drained humusy soil. Moisture tolerant and deer-proof. Plant 4" deep and 4–5" apart.