Boreau in Duchartre, Rev. Bot. 2:359 (1847).
Synonymy: Fumaria officinalis
Common name: Bastards fumitory.
Herb with often robust branches 3-4 mm thick, little-branched mainly from the base.
Racemes shorter than the peduncle, with 14-25 flowers densely clustered; bracts 2.5-3 mm long, about two-thirds of the length of the flowering pedicels; sepals 2-3 x 1-2 mm, usually shallowly serrate, pink; petals (incl. spur) 9-12 mm long, pale-pink to darker above and deep-purple at the apex of the 2 lateral petals.
Fruit on erect pedicels, c. 2.5 mm diam., almost spherical, with a rounded apex, slightly keeled, irregularly granulate.
Image source: fig 205b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Ross-Craig (1948) Drawings Brit. Pl. 2:pl. 16.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean.
Flowering time: June — Nov.
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