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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs or Small Corydalis ( Corydalis micrantha)

      Known as Small Corydalis or Scrambled Eggs, this early (March to June) blooming spring plant, found in the south central United States, produces bright yellow, four petaled, spurred tubular, one half and smaller flowers.
      The Scrambled eggs, named for their      resemblance to a mixed up mess of scrambled eggs, are low sprawling plants and are found on prairies and in open wooded areas.
      The Corydalis micrantha may be distinguished from other Corydalis such as Corydalis crystallina by their consistently smaller one half inch flowers.
      Another similar species, Corydalis aurea, is found widespread across the United States but is widely scattered, forming small to large colonies.
This plant has been used as a treatment for arthritis and a variety of other ailments and are also thought to be poisonous to livestock.

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