Ceratocapnos claviculata   Climbing Corydalis C DD N

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I don't often disgree with the Prof Stace but these plants, of which there are thousands growing close to home most certainly aren't annuals nor do they necessarily grow in shady places. One of the biggest colonies of Climbing Corydalis locally is on top of Helsby Hill on the Iron-Age Fort ramparts where hundreds of plants grow. It flowers in Spring but there are usually some flowers to be seen at most times of year even in the depths of winter. It will grow on extremely acid soil and in shady conditions so it can be found in the dark under conifers for instance.

This is a common plant which grows most abundantly in Wales but is common in England and Scotland except for the central highlands and far north. In Ireland it is uncommon and usually found in the east.

Ceratocapnos claviculata

Ceratocapnos claviculata Climbing Corydalis

Iron-age Fort on Helsby Hill, 23rd May 2005

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Iron-age Fort on Helsby Hill, LHS: 30th November 2004 RHS: 23rd May 2005

Added on 30th November 2004, updated 27th November 2008, updated 12th March 2010

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