Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Fumariaceae, Fumitory family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Climbing Fumitory, Allegheny Vine, Cliff-Harlequin
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Adlumia fungosa   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Adlumia fungosa   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Adlumia fungosa 086-01-001   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it on cliffs, talus, rocky slopes, rich stream-bottom forests, cool rocky forests

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Bleeding Heart
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dicentra eximia   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dicentra eximia   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dicentra eximia 086-02-001   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it on cliffs, talus slopes, rocky slopes, rock outcrops, shale slopes

Rare, endemic to the Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Squirrel Corn
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dicentra canadensis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dicentra canadensis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dicentra canadensis 086-02-002   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist forests, esp rich cove forests in the mountains

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dutchman's Britches
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dicentra cucullaria   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dicentra cucullaria   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dicentra cucullaria 086-02-003   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist forests, esp rich cove forests in the mountains

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Corydalis, Rock Harlequin, Pink Corydalis, Tall Corydalis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Capnoides sempervirens   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corydalis sempervirens   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Corydalis sempervirens 086-03-001   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, esp granitic exfoliation domes, but also quartzite, greenstone, & sandstone, up to at least 1700 m in elevation

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Fumitory, Yellow Harlequin, Short-spurred Corydalis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corydalis flavula   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corydalis flavula   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Corydalis flavula 086-03-002   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist forests, esp alluvial forests, glades and outcrops over mafic rocks (such as greenstone)

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Corydalis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corydalis halei   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corydalis micrantha ssp. australis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Corydalis micrantha ssp. australis 086-03-003   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it on sandy roadsides and disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Slender Corydalis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corydalis micrantha   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corydalis micrantha ssp. micrantha   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it on circumneutral rock outcrops and adjacent glades and woodlands

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Incised Fumewort, Purple Keman
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Corydalis incisa   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Corydalis incisa   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fumitory, Earthsmoke
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fumaria officinalis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fumaria officinalis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fumaria officinalis 086-04-001   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields, disturbed places, escaped from gardens

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont) (rare in NC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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