Corydalis time in Ukraine

The Global Botanical Garden was going to post information about one of the largest botanical garden of Europe today, but yesterday this plan was changed. The reason is wonderful blooming of Corydalis species which I could watch in forests near Kyiv. So, it is the best time to share something information and pictures about species of the genus from Ukrainian natural flora.


Corydalis cava (L.) Schweigg. & Korte in the Holosivsky National Natural Park (Kyiv, Ukraine)

There are 8 species of Corydalis in Ukraine according to “Vascular Plants of Ukraine. A nomenclatural checklist” (Mosyakin, Fedoronchuk, 1999): C. capnoides (L.) Pers., C. cava (L.) Schweigg. & Korte, C. intermedia (L.) Merat, C. lutea (L.) DC. in Lam. & DC., C.marschalliana (Pall. ex Willd.) Pers., C. paczoskii N. Busch, C. pumila (Host) Rchb., C.solida (L.) Clairv. However, presence of some species (C. lutea, C. pumila) need confirmation in the country. Nowaday there isn’t available current data about their location and distribution. You can find pictures of some species below:


Corydalis intermedia (L.) Merat


Corydalis intermedia (L.) Merat


Corydalis solida (L.) Clairv.


Corydalis solida (L.) Clairv. 


Corydalis solida (L.) Clairv. with white flowers


Corydalis cava (L.) Schweigg. & Korte with white flowers


Corydalis cava (L.) Schweigg. & Korte with pink flowers


Corydalis paczoskii N. Busch


Corydalis paczoskii N. Busch


Corydalis marschalliana (Pall. ex Willd.) Pers. & C. solida (L.) Clairv. in forests of the Donetsk Upland (Lugansk region, Ukraine)

Separately, I would like to notice that no Corydalis species is under protection on national level in Ukraine, but many from them are listed in regional red lists. So, the collecting of their flowers, bulbs and seeds is forbidden or limited in majority areas of the country.

If you have just liked pictures of some Corydalis species from Ukraine, then you can find more them here:  Corydalis intermedia (L.) Mérat Corydalis paczoskii N.BuschCorydalis solida (L.) Clairv.

Sincerely yours,
Mykyta Peregym

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