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Rocky clearings. Also occurs in woods after fire.
Most frequent in Allegheny Mountains. This specimen was found in Onondaga County NY. Endangered in KY and RI. Threatened in ME, MD, MA, NH, OH, and TN. Extirpated from IN and rare in the Chicago region.
Delicate, biennial vine to 10'. Leaves blue-green, pinnate compound; leaflets with 3 deeply cut lobes. Flowers pink, petals 4 (2 inner, 2 outer), stamens 6, sepals 2, corollas spongy.
Flowers July to September
Wetland indicator: Upland
An attractive biennial vine related to Corydalis.
Swink, F. and G.
Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
USDA, NRCS. 2002.
The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
© Michael Hough 2004