Wall fumitory

Fumaria muralis

This is a spawling annual (only living 1 season) herb, which is much-branched, delicate, hairless, often dull green in colour. Stems are weak, angular and often trailing or climbing.

Leaves are finely-divided often down to the midrib, segments flat, lance to pear shaped, pale, opposite. Leaves on young plants form a rosette.

Each inflorescence (flowerhead) has around 12 flowers. Flowers have short stalks, are narrow, elongated and dense during flowering and fruiting stages. Flowers are pink-red with tips blackish/dirty red.

Fruit is a rounded nut which is mostly smooth on a short stem. The fruit stems hold the fruit erect.