According to the Lower Hudson Prism: "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.
Invasive ‘Incised Fumewort’ Could Choke Out Native Plants Along The Bronx River
May 8, 2017 6:11 PM
CBS New York
EASTCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A pretty little plant with no natural enemies is spreading south out of the northern suburbs toward New York City.
Naturalists are worried it could choke out native plants.
As invaders go the corydalis incisa is a benign looking plant with bright green leaves, purple pink flowers, migrating along the banks of the Bronx River.
“This is moving fast. It was first found in 2014, and now it’s continuous from here to the Bronx,” Professor Christina Andruk told CBS2’s Lou Young.
In Eastchester, researchers from Iona College are trying to figure out a way to stop the spread of the corydalis incisa or incised fumewort.
It’s an imported plant with no natural enemies or competitors.