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Wildflowers 007

Observed: 28th June 2011 By: AnneSaxonMuskett
Wildflowers 007
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marlandza's picture

Fumaria muralis - interesting link to assist ID

http://www.iewf.org/weedid/Fumaria_muralis.htm
Note the leaf shape - segments are cuneate and incised.

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synan's picture

F. muralis

The general form and flowers (size and number) don't seem right for F. muralis.

I'm leaning towards F. officinalis, but it's an awkward genus; the fine details of the sepals, leaves and fruits often need to be examined to be confident of the species.

Nigel

marlandza's picture

I'll go with that

not easy to make a confident call. I've looked at the others that are linked - what do you think of them?

marland-uk
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synan's picture

Had a look

The first looks good for F. muralis and I've agreed. I'm not familiar with F. parviflora, but wouldn't go off leaf shape alone.

There is a good key here:
http://www.bsbi.org.uk/Fumaria.pdf

Also, Fumitories of Britain and Ireland by Rosaline J. Murphy provides a good account, but I don't own a copy.

Nigel

marlandza's picture

Keeping in touch

Hi Nigel
I'm now based in London and hoping to find time to get back to the enjoyment of lichen hunting. Trust you'll be able to advise as before.

marland-uk
My favourite Lichen Site
MARINE, MARITIME AND OCEANIC LICHENS
'What is not shared is lost'
http://www.lichensmaritimes.org/index.php?lang=en

synan's picture

Lichens

Hi Marland

Good to hear from you, and happy hunting. I'll certainly keep an eye out.

Nigel

marlandza's picture

Thanks for the link

but I seem to have trouble reading PDF files directly off the Internet - shall try to find a solution.

marland-uk
My favourite Lichen Site
MARINE, MARITIME AND OCEANIC LICHENS
'What is not shared is lost'
http://www.lichensmaritimes.org/index.php?lang=en

allrounder's picture

Fumitory id

Identifying fumitory's down to species level requires close observation of the plants sepals. Size and shape are key factors. Also useful though not diagnostic is the plants location, e.g arable, coastal etc and where in the country it was found. Some species are extremely local.

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