Fumaria capreolataCommon name: Fumitory

Meaning of name: Fumaria is Latin and said to refer to the smoky smell of some species and/or to the fact that the juice, like smoke, brings tears to the eyes. Capreolata is from the Latin capreolus meaning the tendrils of a vine.

Distribution: Occurs from Mullewa to Lake Grace.

Description: A sprawling or climbing plant with stems up to 1 metre long. The flowers are white with dark red tips and produced from July to October.

Notes: Native to Eurasia.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.