Sunday, March 9, 2008
Yesterday I noticed yellow flowers that I did not plant, beginning to open. A closer look noted that the tubular flowers were above cutleaf foliage that resembled small blue-green parsley leaves.
(Corydalis flavula (Yellow Fumewort, Yellow Harlequin; a plant native to the United States. Corydalis species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Silver-ground Carpet and Mnemosyne butterfly). USDA Plants Database
It's shown in some sources as being a member of the Papaveracea family, Fumitory family in others. It doesn't resemble a poppy, but it's about to bloom with California poppies.