Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Incised Fumewort - Corydalis incisa   (Thunberg) Persoon
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Author(Thunberg) Persoon
DistributionA single collection is known: Mecklenburg County, thin woods along Ramah Creek, 11 April 2018, by Lawrence Mellichamp. Numerous photo records on iNaturalist, essentially for heavily populated counties in the Piedmont. One record for the northern mountains (Watauga County).

Native of eastern Asia; in N.A. in NC, VA, and NY.
AbundanceVery rare, but greatly increasing in recent years, at least in the Piedmont.
HabitatMoist soil in woods along creeks, so far mostly in disturbed greenways.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-April.
IdentificationThis is a spring ephemeral species, as are others in the genus. The leaves are typical for most Corydalis species. The tubular flowers are pink (or at times white) with dark purple lobes.
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Harry LeGrandAbundant ground cover in floodplain along Crabtree Creek, Raleigh, Wake County; 16 March 2024 WakePhoto_non_natural
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