Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Yellow corydalis

1.  Yellow corydalis is locally here known simply as ‘the Portsmouth weed’.  It seems to crop up on walls and crevices everywhere here.  Probably, a lot like Buddleja, it will have found a niche environment post war on old bombsites [Gosport, Hampshire, December 2015].

2.  Yellow corydalis – gypsy fern (Sussex); I work in a garden with a gravelly drive full of the stuff [e-mail, December 2015].

Image:  Bedford, Bedfordshire; August 2015.