West Highland Flora

Ramping Fumitory


Fumaria capreolata

 

Fumaria capreolata

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Sep 2003 Dunbar
Lower flowers 12 mm long

Rare garden weed or casual of bare ground.

Flowers c 10-12 mm long

ID: Flowers white, sometimes tinged pink, with dark tips.  Flowers over 10 mm long, sepals about twice as long as broad. (sepals are the white things with green midrib, covering roughly the middle third of the flower, seen well in the lowest flower in pic on left)

Other features: Lowest petal parallel-sided when viewed from above or below, like F muralis but unlike F officinalis (this is well seen in the left-most flower of the left-hand picture).  A climbing or scrambling plant.  About 15-20 flowers in each spike.  Mature fruits on downcurved stalks.

 

Fumaria capreolata

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Sep 2003 Dunbar

 

Fumaria capreolata

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Sep 2003 Dunbar
 

Growing at foot of wall beside path


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