Fumaria capreolata

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Fumaria capreolata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Fumaria
F. capreolata
Binomial name
Fumaria capreolata

Fumaria officinalis L. var. capreolata (L.) Ewart

Fumaria capreolata, the white ramping fumitory,[2] is an herbaceous annual plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae. It is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa and naturalised in southern Australia, New Zealand, and southern South America.[3][4] Common names include climbing fumitory, ramping fumitory, white fumitory, white ramping fumitory and white-flower fumitory.[3]


Plants have stems to 1 metre long and sometimes climb. The leaves are pinnatisect. Inflorescences comprise up to 20 purple-tipped white to cream flowers that appear in spring and summer. These gradually become pink after pollination.[5]

Unlike other Fumaria species which are known as weeds of crops and agricultural areas, Fumaria capreolata can become naturalised in areas of natural vegetation and smother low-growing plants, becoming an environmental weed.[6]


  1. ^ "Fumaria capreolata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Fumaria capreolata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Fumaria capreolata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  4. ^ GBIF: Fumaria capreolata occurrence data. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Fumaria capreolata L." PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Climbing fumitory Fumaria capreolata – Weeds of Australia Biosecurity Queensland Edition". Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 January 2013.

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