Common Ramping-fumitory - Fumaria muralis


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.

Photo ID?

Cultivated land, walls and wasteland.

When to see it

Flowers from May to September.

Life History


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