Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Fumaria officinalis L. image
Photographer: Kurt Stüber           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kurt Stüber

from USDA Plants Website
Family Fumariaceae
Fumaria officinalis L.
drug fumitory, fumewort, fumitory
Fumaria: from Latin fumus, "smoke," possibly because of the color or odor of the fresh roots
officinalis: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: climbing/trailing annual, 8"-24" tall forb; stems with many branches
Flower: pink to red, 1/3", not symmetrical; inflorescence a dense, branched cluster with many stalked flowers; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:capsule, roundish; 1-seeded
Habitat: disturbed, woods, forests

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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