Common name: Dense-flowered Fumitory, Narrow-leaved Fumitory
Fumaria densiflora DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Fumaria micrantha Lag. APNI*
Description: Glaucous annual, mostly 20–60 cm high, robust, spreading or erect.
Leaves variously pinnatisect, segments channelled, ± linear, usually < 1 mm wide.
Inflorescence usually shortly pedunculate; bracts at least as long as the pedicels. Sepals 2.5–3.5 mm long, broader than corolla. Corolla 6–7 mm long; pink with darker tip.
Fruit with neck equalling pedicel tip, wrinkled.
Flowering: winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: weed of drier inland districts, in pasture or cropland. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, ?SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *N.T. *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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