Common Fumitory - Fumaria officinalis


    Weak, low to short scrambling plant, leaf segments flat. Racemes longer than their stalks, flowers numerous, purplish-pink with a reddish-black apex. 7 to 9 mm long. Sepal with irregular teeth.

    Identification difficulty

    A plant of disturbed and bare soil and cultivated land.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Found throughout Britain, often common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 205 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map