Fumaria densiflora DC.

Dense-flowered Fumitory

Cat. Pl. Horti Monsp. 113 (1813) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect to somewhat spreading herb, branched from near base. Largest ultimate segments of leaves to c. 4 mm long and 1 mm wide; racemes sessile to subsessile, the axis rather stout; bracts longer than flowering pedicels; pedicels thickened at apex, remaining suberect; sepals orbicular to broad-ovate, to 3 mm long, wider than corolla, peltately attached; corolla with broad rounded spur, 5.5–7 mm long overall, usually deep pink, darker at apex, inner petals with a median yellow streak. Fruit 2–2.3 mm long and wide, rounded at apex, sometimes minutely apiculate, finely tuberculate, with small but distinct apical pits. Flowers mostly Aug.–Oct.

*CVU, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Naturalized all States except ACT. Native to the Mediterranean region. Occasional in the north and west of the State, mainly as a weed of cereal crops.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Fumariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-26
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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 densiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Fumaria densiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales