New Mexico Wildflowers: Fumatory Family

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Golden Corydalis, Golden Smoke, Scrambled Eggs (Corydalis aurea)

According to the description of this species at, "The tubular yellow flowers ... are about one inch long and are composed of four petals. The lowest angles downwards and the protruding part has a scoop shape, while the uppermost is straighter though still bent backwards a little, and forms a small spur at the tip, green or brown in color." Once the flower is a little farther along, the flower turns all yellow.  Two photos show the upward-curving, bean-like seed pods.