Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fumaria officinalis (Common Fumitory) - England, UK

6/11/17 Roadside, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England 

6/11/17 Roadside, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England 


COMMON NAME: Common Fumitory

SPECIES: Fumaria officinalis

FAMILY: Papaveraceae (Popp7 Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 6/11/2017

LOCATION: Roadside, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England, UK


From Wild Flowers by Sarah Raven: 
Flowers are tubular and two-lipped and have two tiny sepals, two inner petals and two larger outer petals, pink-purple with a reddish black apex. There are up to twenty flowers on each spike. May have been introduced by Romans, but very common throughout most of Britain. Arable fields, allotments, gardens and other disturbed land: most commonly found on calcareous soils.

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