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Common Fumitory

Fumaria officinalis

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pink with dark tips, growing in stalked spikes, tubular and 2-lipped. Individual flowers up to 1cm and usually more than 20 in one spike.
Fruit:
Long globular achene, 1 seeded, notched tip.
Leaves:
Bipinnate leaves with narrowly lobed, slender leaflets. The leaves alternate along their stems and are stalked.
Maximum Size:
10cm tall.
Other Names:
Beggary, Drug Fumitory, Earth-smoke, Fume-of-the-Earth, God's Fingers and Thumbs, Hedge Fumitory, Snapdragon, Wax Dolls.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, walls, wasteland.