Common name: Small-flowered Fumitory
Fumaria parviflora Lam. APNI*
Description: Slender, glaucous annual 15–40 cm high.
Leaves variously pinnatisect, segments channelled, ± linear, usually < 1 mm wide.
Inflorescence sessile; bracts as long as the fruiting pedicels. Sepals < 1.5 mm long. Corolla 4–6 mm long, mostly white with a green or purple tip.
Fruit with base narrower than the pedicel, ± pointed at apex.
Flowering: winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: weed of crops and moist places. Native of Eurasia.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *NFWP, ?SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Qld *N.T. *S.A. *W.A.
Fumaria parviflora Lam. var. parviflora and Fumaria parviflora var. indicoides Pugsley have been recorded in Australia. Fumaria formerly placed in family Fumariaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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