Fumaria muralisCommon name: Wall 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. Muralis is Latin meaning pertaining to walls or growing on walls.

Distribution: Occurs from Moora to Albany.

Description: A sub-erect or climbing herb. The flowers are pink with blackish red tips and produced from July to February.

Notes: Native to Europe.

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.