Common Ramping-fumitory - Fumaria muralis

    Description

    The flowers are pink with a dark red tip (up to 12 mm). The lower petal is narrow and nearly parallel sided. The raceme is about the same length as the peduncle. The fruits' pedicels are not recurved. A rather variable species. Often scrambling over and through other vegetation.

    Similar Species

    Care needs to be taken to distinguish this plant from the more common Fumaria muralis, and it is best to get an expert to examine a specimen.

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    Habitat

    Cultivated land, walls and wasteland.

    When to see it

    Flowers from May to September.

    Life History

    Annual

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but with an irregular and rather local distribution.

    VC55 Status

    Not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in only 1 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map