Fumaria capreolata - White Ramping-fumitory

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Ranunculales - Family: Papaveraceae

White Ramping-fumitory

The leaves of this member of the fumitory family are broader than those of the common fumitory, and the flowers are paler except at the petal tips which are a deep maroon colour. A member of the Fumitory Family (Fumariaceae) this wildflower is common throughout Europe and is one of the most frequently found fumitories in the Mediterranean Region, where it flowers from March to June, scrambling over walls, rocks and other plants and can also be seen in ditches, on roadsides and on abandoned farmland and other waste ground.

In northern Europe this fumitory is most often seen in damp meadows and hedgerows, where it blooms from late May through to October.

This specimen was photographed in the Algarve, Portugal, in April.

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