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Fumaria capreolata L. subsp. capreolata Family Papaveraceae
Common name: Climbing Fumitory, White Fumitory, Ramping Fumitory, White-flowered Fumitory

Fumaria capreolata subsp. capreolata L. APNI*

Description: Annual with stems to c. 1 m long, sometimes climbing.

Leaves variously pinnatisect, segments thin, often 3–5 mm wide, climbing petiolules usually present.

Inflorescence to 20-flowered, shorter than peduncle; pedicels recurved in fruit; bracts as long as pedicels. Flowers usually white or cream with purplish tips, gradually turning pink following pollination. Petals usually 10–14 mm long, much smaller in cleistogamous flowers; upper petals laterally compressed, wings not concealing the keel.


Flowering: spring and summer.

Distribution and occurrence: widespread garden weed, especially on Western Slopes. Native of Eurasia.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *W.A. *S.A.
AVH map***

Fumaria formerly placed in family Fumariaceae.

The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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