Cultivation of fumitory

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How to grow fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)

 Fumaria officinalis
Photo of Fumaria officinalis
Annual herb of the Fumitory family – Fumariaceae– up to 60 cm.

Erect stems, smooth.

Composite leaves with lanceolate flat leaflets, till 1 cm. wide. Bracts shorter than the floral stalks.

Round fruits with a flat or depressed side

Flowers, redish-pink, appear from February to June

Water scarcely
It can be used for walls and gradients to avoid erosion and as a medicinal plant. (More information)
Expose it to full sun
Propagate from cuttings of wild species in spring.
Any kind of soil, even very poor and stony.
See toxicity properties on detail. Toxic plant. See more in the listing above

Other species of “Fumaria” gender

There are 50 species of Fumaria, the most commom ones are the following:

  • Fumaria agraria
  • Fumaria bastardii
  • Fumaria capreolata
  • Fumaria densiflora
  • Fumaria indica
  • Fumaria macrocarpa
  • Fumaria martinii
  • Fumaria muralis
  • Fumaria occidentalis
  • Fumaria officinalis
  • Fumaria purpurea
  • Fumaria parviflora
  • Fumaria reuteri
  • Fumaria schleicheri
  • Fumaria vaillantii

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

21 January, 2020

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