Common name: Common Fumitory
Fumaria officinalis subsp. officinalis L. APNI*
Description: Robust or slender suberect annual 15–50 cm high.
Leaves variously pinnatisect, segments lanceolate to ovate, > 2 mm wide, flat.
Inflorescence longer than peduncle, >20-flowered; bracts shorter than fruiting pedicels. Sepals 1.5–3.5 mm long, irregularly toothed. Corolla usually 7–9 mm long, purple-pink; wings of upper petal and apex of inner ones black-red; wing exceeding keel; lower petal spathulate with spreading margin.
Fruit ± wrinkled, truncate or emarginate at apex, with base about as broad as pedicel tip.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread weed. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *CWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *S.A.
Fumaria formerly placed in family Fumariaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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