Fern-leaved Corydalis - Corydalis cheilanthifolia


Usually grows to between 20 and 30cm high, with dense yellow flower spikes and fern like leaves which sometimes have a bronze tinge.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Walls or disturbed ground. Sometimes found as an escape from cultivation and close to habitation. 

When to see it

Flowering in spring and summer.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread, but very occasional records in England.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map