Common name: Climbing Fumitory
Fumaria 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 *S.A. *W.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. capreolata|
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