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Corydalis aurea is in the poppy family Papaveraceae. Commonly known as Golden Corydalis, or scrambled eggs, it is found throughout almost all of North America, excluding the southeastern United States. This species was formerly placed in the family Fumariaceae, but recent taxonomic evidence has suggested the merging of Fumariaceae into a larger Papaveraceae. Golden Corydalis is found in montane and subalpine habitats, as well as at lower elevations in woodlands and valleys. While this species is toxic at moderate doses, it has been used medicinally to treat ailments including cramps, headache, fever and more.