Fumitory

Fumaria muralis
Fumitory (Fumaria muralis) is a weak-stemmed scrambling and climbing annual weed with pink tubular flowers. It is common throughout New Zealand and is a significant weed of crops (especially cereals) as it can smother crops if not controlled.
Fumitory Adult Plant

Scrambling fumitory (Fumaria muralis) is widespread throughout New Zealand. Has long but weak stems that scramble and gain support from other plants. In favourable conditions can grow rapidly and smother slow growing crops like fodder beet.

Cotyledons:

  • Spear shaped, long and slender
  • Base tapered and stalkless

Leaves:

  • Long stalked with 3 leaflets
  • Featherlike

Has distinctive pink tubular flowers that are purplish at the ends.