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Fumaria capreolata
WHITE RAMPING FUMITORY

Higher Taxonomy
Family: PapaveraceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: POPPY FAMILY
Habit: Annual to small tree; sap colorless, yellow, orange, red, or white. Leaf: basal, cauline, or both, simple and entire, toothed, or lobed, or 1--3-pinnate-dissected or compound; cauline generally alternate; stipules 0. Inflorescence: terminal, 1-flowered or cyme, raceme, or panicle; bracts generally present. Flower: bisexual, radial, bilateral, or biradial; sepals 2--3, shed after flower; petals generally 2 × sepals in number; stamens generally many; ovary 1, superior, chamber 1, style 0 or 1, stigmas or lobes 2--many, ovules few to many. Fruit: capsule, dehiscent by valves or pores, +- nut, or breaking transversely into 1-seeded, indehiscent units. Seed: fleshy appendage generally 0.
Genera In Family: 25--30 genera, 200 species: northern temperate, northern tropics; some cultivated (Papaver, Eschscholzia, Hunnemannia), source of opiates. Note: Stylomecon moved to Papaver. Corydalis, Dicentra, Fumaria in Fumariaceae in FNANM, elsewhere. Glaucium flavum Crantz is a waif. According to FNANM (3:300--301), Hunnemannia fumariifolia Sweet (+- like Eschscholzia except sepals free) an occasional waif in California, but documentation evidently lacking. Fleshy appendage of seed sometimes for dispersal by ants.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan & Curtis Clark, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: FumariaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual, generally glabrous; sap colorless. Stem: branched, 10--70 cm. Leaf: cauline, 2--6 cm, finely pinnately dissected or compound. Inflorescence: terminal raceme. Flower: bilateral; sepals 2, shed after flower; petals 4, cream to purple, persistent after flower, outer 2 petals free, upper spurred at base, inner 2 adherent at tips, oblanceolate, crested on back; stamens 6, +- fused in 2 sets opposite outer petals; ovary +- spheric, style 1, deciduous, stigma dot-like. Fruit: +- nut, +- round, 1-seeded. Seed: 1.
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: Eurasia, Africa. Etymology: (Latin: smoky, perhaps from odor of fresh roots)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan

Fumaria capreolata L.
NATURALIZED
Habit: Plant 1--8 dm. Inflorescence: pedicel recurved in fruit. Flower: petals 9--14 mm, outer white to purple-tinged with purple or black-red tips. Fruit: compressed laterally, +- keeled.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo; Distribution Outside California: Florida; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Identity of specimens from many other places in California in need of confirmation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan
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Citation for this treatment: Gary L. Hannan 2016. Fumaria capreolata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26193, accessed on February 12, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.


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Fumaria capreolata
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