Yellow Corydalis is a pretty yellow flower that originally came from the foothills of the Alps in southern Europe, but now grows wild in the UK often as an escapee from gardens. A shade-loving plant, it flowers from spring until mid-summer.
How to identify
The leaves of Yellow Corydalis are much-divided and yellow-green. The flowers are like small yellow trumpets.
Where to find it
Found all over the UK, but rarer in Scotland and Ireland.
When to find it
How can people help
To encourage wildlife into your garden, try planting native flower species in your borders to provide a 'nectar-cafe' for bees and butterflies. But if you do prefer some non-native varieties, be careful when you throw away cuttings - species can easily escape into surrounding habitats and can cause problems for local wildlife. To find out more about wildlife-friendly gardening, visit our Wild About Gardens website: a joint initiative with the RHS, there's plenty of facts and tips to get you started.