Common Fumitory - Fumaria officinalis

Scientific Name: Fumaria officinalis

English Name: Common Fumitory

French Name: La Fumeterre officinale

5 Key Characters:
  • weakly scrambling or erect up to 20 cm tall.
  • fine divided grey-green leaves.
  • fine tubular pink flowers 6-8 mm long.
  • commonest Fumitory species.
  • often found on chalk or sand.
Lookalikes: Other pink flowering Fumitory species.

Habitat: Arable land, especially chalk and sand.

Flowering Period: April-May-June-July-August-September-October.

Status: Very common.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

Photographs are numbered from left to right and top to bottom. 1 Flowering on the side of a ditch in April at Boussay.

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