L., Sp. Pl. 701 (1753) subsp. capreolata.
Synonymy: Fumaria capreolata
Common name: White fumitory, ramping (or white-flowered) fumitory.
Herb with often long robust branches 3-5 mm thick, little-branched mainly from the base, with petiole usually absent from the cauline leaves.
Racemes shorter than the robust peduncle, with 9-20 flowers clustered to more or less widely spaced; bracts 2-3 mm long, about as long as or longer than the flowering pedicels; sepals 4-5 X c. 2.5 mm, more or less dentate, white or cream; petals (incl. spur) 10-14 mm long, white or cream to reddish-black on the wings of the upper petal and the apex of the lateral petals.
Fruit on recurved pedicels, c. 2 mm diam., almost spherical and slightly flattened at the apex, scarcely keeled, smooth.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 315.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean.
Flowering time: mainly June — Nov.
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