Visitor plants often pop up in my garden. They are usually self-seeded and arrive unexpectedly. Some are generally regarded as ‘weeds’ because of this but I admire their will to live.
Several of these Corydalis plants have popped up recently but I didn’t know what they were until I used the PictureThis app to identify them. They have started to flower with pretty blue blooms. Any blue flowers are welcome in my garden!
Corydalis, with their lacy leaves, are useful ground covers. The plants like lightly sun-dappled conditions that resemble woodlands. The genus has about 470 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the family Papaveraceae.
They are easy to propagate from seed, so I’ll try to capture and distribute seeds in other areas of my garden. You can also divide established clumps in late winter.
Thank you, visitor plants. I don’t know how you came to my garden but I’m glad you’re here!