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Corydalis scouleri Hook.
Scouler's corydalis (Scouler's fumewort)
Papaveraceae (Fumitory family)
(Previously in Fumariaceae)

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© Adolf Ceska  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #11387)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a thick rhizome; stems erect, hollow, simple or branched, 0.4-1.2 m tall.
Stem leaves alternate, much divided, ultimate segments oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, rounded, 2-8 cm long, 5-12 mm wide.
Inflorescence of axillary or terminal racemes with 15-35 flowers; corollas pink, 20-30 mm long; spurs 12-20 mm long, narrowing at the tip.
Podlike capsules, egg- to pear-shaped, 10-15 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, bursting explosively when ripe; seeds 4 mm long, black, shiny.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist woodlands, forests and streambanks in the lowland zone; rare on S Vancouver Island; S to N OR.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Corydalis scouleri

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 10 10 10
Slope Gradient (%) 0 0 0
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
5 5 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CWH(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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