In the moist forest floor along river valleys in the Ozarks, at the same time you begin to see the Virginia Bluebells blooming, you can also find Yellow Fumewort. A member of the same family as Dutchman’s Breeches, Corydalis flavula is a small spring ephemeral plant that loves to be tucked into moist and shady areas.
Yellow Fumewort has grayish green fern-like leaves and fairly stocky looking, yet somehow delicate appearing yellow flowers held in a cluster above the leaves. This would be a nice garden plant in a woodland garden under trees. Read more about Corydalis flavula here.