Common name: Bastards Fumitory
Fumaria bastardii Boreau APNI*
Description: Robust to slender herb, 30–75 cm high.
Leaves variously pinnatisect, segments flat, ± lanceolate to ovate, > 2 mm wide.
Inflorescence at least as long as peduncle, 15–25-flowered; bracts shorter than the almost erect fruiting pedicels. Sepals 2–3 mm long. Corolla 10–13 mm long; upper petal laterally compressed, pink with or without darker tip; lower petal paler, whitish.
Fruit with base as broad as pedicel tip, wrinkled when dry.
Flowering: all year.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread weed. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *S.A. *W.A.
Fumaria formerly placed in family Fumariaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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