Fumaria densiflora   Dense-flowered Fumitory R C DD

Fumaria densiflora Fumaria densiflora fruit

There was very little of this plant to be seen although it was expected. I hadn't seen it before and when someone suggested that it might be the rare F. densiflora I was unconvinced and didn't photograph it. Later the more careful botanists in our group ran it through the key to find that it was indeed the sought after fumitory, so I dashed back with the camera.

This plant has a peculiar distribution being mostly found in southern east England and the lowlands of Scotland with some sites up near Inverness. There is a little in Ireland and Wales but not much.

Wild Flower Society Meeting at Ranscombe Farm, Kent 3rd June 2007

Added on 13th January 2008, updated 31st March 2010

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