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Incised Fumewort on the Bronx River

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Bronx Park

Corydalis incisa, or Incised Fumewort, is an East Asian member of the Fumariaceae family so far only known from a few counties in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the Discrict of Columbia. The species is highly fertile and reproduces by seed explosively ejected from the fruit.

The Bronx River-- New York City’s only freshwater river-- flows twenty-four miles through Westchester and Bronx Counties. Incised fumewort currently occupies hundreds of acres along both banks of the River and is especially dense in the Bronx River Forest, just north of The New York Botanical Garden. Join NYBG botanist Daniel Atha for a tour of the Corydalis incisa population on the Bronx River. Meet at 10:00 am at the Botanical Garden Metro North Station. Trip leader: Daniel Atha, 718-514-3922,