Fumaria muralis subsp. muralis

sensu G.M. Cunn. et al. APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Weakly erect or scrambling herb, freely branching. Largest ultimate segments of leaves to 5 mm long and 3 mm wide, rarely more. Raceme sub-equal to the peduncle; bracts mostly half to three-quarters as long as pedicels; pedicels slender, spreading or becoming slightly recurved in fruit; sepals ovate, 2.5–4 mm long, peltately attached; corolla pink, 9–11 mm long, the upper and inner petals blackish at the apex; lower petal less than 0.5 mm wide medially. Fruit broadly ovate to broadly obovate, tapered near base, 2–2.3 mm long, usually slightly longer than wide, slightly keeled, smooth to minutely tuberculate toward keel, with shallow apical pits. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Also naturalised SA, NSW, ACT. Native to western Europe. A common weed of gardens and disturbed ground, mostly in cooler districts.

A variable species with many specimens having, pale, cleistogamous flowers only 6–8 mm long.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-04-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-26
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Ranunculanae
order Ranunculales
family Papaveraceae
genus Fumaria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Fumaria muralis subsp. muralis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Fumaria muralis subsp. muralis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory