Climbing Corydalis - Ceratocapnos claviculata


    Climbing Corydalis is a delicate, pale, much branched climber, with pale cream flowers in a lax raceme of 6 to 8, and with leaves terminating in branched tendrils. It grows up to a metre tall with weak, often pinkish, clambering stems.

    Identification difficulty

    It occurs in woodlands or rocky areas, generally on acid soils.

    When to see it

    June to September, sometimes earlier.

    Life History

    Annual, very occasionally a perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread but local in most of Britain, and less common in central southern England.

    VC55 Status

    Mostly confined to Charnwood Forest and the north west of Leicestershire where it is local. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 11 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map