What is the plant
Fumaria (fumitory or fumewort, from Latin fumus terrae, "smoke of the earth") is a genus of about 60 species of annual flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae. The genus is native to Europe, Africa and Asia, most diverse in the Mediterranean region, and introduced to North, South America and Australia.Fumaria species are sometimes used in herbal medicine. Fumaria indica contains the alkaloids fuyuziphine and alpha-hydrastine.
Racemes 10- to 25-flowered, the upper ones very often shorter than peduncle. Bracts more or less equalling the suberect fruiting pedicels. Sepals 3-3.5 x 1.5-2 mm, irregularly incise-dentate. Corolla 12-14 mm, pink; apex of inner petals and wings of upper one dark purple; lower petal with broad, patent margin. Fruit 2.5-3 x 2.5-3 mm, subglobose to obovoid, slightly keeled, densely tuberculate-rugose when dry; apex very obtuse or subtruncate.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
It is often more effective with tall herbaceous plants, such as
grasses, and some woody weeds to first slash the area and only
spray the re-growth. Allow 3–4 weeks for new lush growth and
then spray. Most chemicals works best when plants are healthy
and actively growing. By removing dry stems and forcing the plant
to put on new growth the uptake of herbicide will be improved.
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