Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Drug Fumitory - Fumaria officinalis   L.
Members of Fumariaceae:
Only member of Fumaria in NC.
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DistributionPiedmont only, as far as is known. Vouchered from three counties.

Native of Europe and north Africa; in N.A. southern Canada and scattered across the U.S.
AbundanceVery rare.
Habitat"Field near Deep River" (Lee Co.), "University Lake off Jones Ferry Road" (Orange Co.), "Piedmont Research Station" (Rowan Co.).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-May.
IdentificationThis species is widely and many branched, and the leaves are very small. The flowers are small, pinkish with deep purple or violet lobes.
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Global RankG5
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