Ozarks Spring Wildflowers: Yellow Fumewort

Picture of Yellow Fumewort, Corydalis flavula, a spring wildflower found in moist woodlands in Missouri.

Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula)


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.

Picture of Yellow Fumewort, Corydalis flavula, a spring wildflower found in moist woodlands in Missouri.

Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula) a spring wildflower found in moist woodlands in the Ozarks.

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