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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map