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Field flower

Observed: 6th June 2013 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Description:

Seen among Barley at field boundary. Certain it is a fumitory but not sure which.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fumaria interacts

Comments

cicuta58's picture

Drooping

With the recurved flowers, it is probably Fumaria capreolata but there are others that do that.

cicuta58

BDeed's picture

purpurea was also the

purpurea was also the suggestion of Sarah Whild at FSC. Broadly, the size, recurved pedicels and upcurving margin of the upper petal help key.

Tim Rich's picture

capreolata and purpurea both

capreolata and purpurea both have drooping flowers, but capreolata has ovate not oblong sepals, and also a green keel which is visible along the length of the upturned wings - this is purpurea.

Tim Rich