Fumaria capreolata - White Ramping-fumitory

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

White Ramping-fumitory

The leaves of this member of the fumitory genus are broader than those of Common Fumitory, and the flowers are paler except at the petal tips which are a deep maroon colour. Firmerly classed as a member of the Poppy familt (Papaveraceae) but now more often considered a member of the Fumitory Family (Fumariaceae), this wildflower is common throughout Europe. It is one of the most frequently found fumitories in the Mediterranean Region, where it blooms 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.

White Ramping-fumitory, Algarve, Portugal

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

This specimens shown here weres photographed in the Algarve, Portugal, during April.

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