Corydalis (Corydalis scouleri)

Corydalis (Corydalis scouleri, Scouler’s corydalisCorydalis) is a perennial flower, home to Oregon and Washington’s moist forests. It can grow between 60 and 120 centimeters tall, with erect and hollow stems. The leaves have lobes similar to the Oregon white oak, but with deeper divisions between them. The flowers are pretty unique, travelling perpendicular to the main stem. They are numerous and range from pink to purple, shaped like long bells and can be 20 to 30 millimeters long. They are attached to the stem by smaller stems, and are attached in the middle of the flower.



  • Flowers are elongated bells 20-30 mm long
  • Attached to the stem in the middle, perpendicular to the main stem
  • Range from pink to purple
  • Leaves are similar to oak leaves but with more rounded and separated lobes