White Ramping-fumitory - Fumaria capreolata

Description

Medium-tall robust clambering plant. Leaf segments oblong or wedge shaped. Racemes long-stalked. Flowers creamy-white with a reddish black apex. 10 to 14 mm long, upper petal compressed with upturned margins. Sepals toothed. Fruit on recurved stalks, 2 mm, smooth with faint keel. There are two sub species (subspecies babingtonii and subspecies capreolata).

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Habitat

Hedges, scrub, waste places.

When to see it

Flowers May to September.

Life History

Annual.

UK Status

Scattered localities throughout, but most frequent in coastal Wales and the south west of England.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, the Elmesthorpe record in 2016 was the first confirmed record of this species in VC55 although there is a record from the 1800s. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map