Fumaria officinalis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Papaveraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-50cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - October (Earliest: 18.5)

Protective Chemicals
Benzylisoquinoline
Alkaloids
Aurotensine, Protopine, Sanguinarine, Stylopine
Other Alkaloids Cryptocavine, Cryptopine, Dihydrofumariline,
Fumaritine, Methylsinactine, Sinactine
Coumarins Fumarin
Acids Fumaric

Biotopes:
Meadows
Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Fumitory


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