Unité de Malherbologie & Agronomie
Weed Science & Agronomy
Bayer Code : fumpa
Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Fumaria caespitosa Loscos.
Classification: Papaveraceae, Dicotyledonous
Common name: fine-leaved fumitory
Synonym(s) of Common name:
Name per country: DE : Kleinblütiger Erdrauch ; ES : palomita menuda ; FR : fumeterre à petites fleurs ; IT : fumaria a fiore piccolo ; PT : fumária-menor ; EN : fine-leaved fumitory ;
Biological type: Annual
- Cotyledons very narrow and lengthened (up to 10 times longer than wide).
- Leaves pinnately divided.
- Height: 10-60 cm.
- Stem erect or ascending, branched, glabrous, somewhat canaliculate at base.
- Leaves lower in rosette ; leaves at once divided in 3 stalked segments cut in narrow leaf segments, one vein not very distinct beneath. Later leaves alternate, blue-green, 1-4-pinnatisect with filiform segments, sometimes 3 mm broad and mostly acuminate, chanelled at base.
- Flowers pink or white, purple-blotched at the apex, 10-20 in raceme at first dense then lax at fruiting. Sepals more or less toothed, narrower or equally broad to the end of the peduncle.
- Fruit : capsulae rounded or with acuminate tip when mature, indehiscent with one seed. Fruit smooth, 1.7 to 2.4 mm in diameter, keeled. Pedicel as long as the fruit and the bract.
- Risk of confusion at seedling stage with the other species of Fumaria .
- Biological type: Annual.
Mistake with: Fumaria
Ecological profile (click on flags): Rare Present Present Rare Present