The yellow corydalis is a bushy plant that can bloom for a long period of time. Originally, this plant grew in the Southern Alps, but because of its beautiful lush and long bloom, it was introduced in the Netherlands as an ornamental plant. From private gardens where it was planted, this beautiful plant has gone wild. The yellow corydalis first settled in the wild in Maastricht. Later, it conquered the whole of the Netherlands. On walls, the yellow corydalis is often seen alongside Kenilworth ivy.
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The yellow corydalis comes from the Southern Alps and was introduced in the Netherlands as an ornamental plant in the 19th century. It soon established itself in the wild and did so first in Maastricht. Later, other cities were conquered and now the yellow corydalis is a very common urban plant throughout the country. Almost everywhere where the yellow corydalis is found, it has escaped from a garden and gone wild.
The pale corydalis can also be found on the walls of Maastricht. This plant is much rarer, and, for a long time, it was only known as a Maastricht wall plant. Just like the yellow corydalis, this plant is now on the rise in Zuid-Limburg and in the Randstad region.