An annual, scrambling herb of arable land, gardens and hedge banks on freely-draining, acidic soils. Lowland.
F. muralis is the most common of the large-flowered Fumaria species. It was mapped as `all records` in the 1962 Atlas, and greatly under-recorded. It may have become less common in arable habitats in recent years. Three subspecies have been described in our area, but these are taxonomically very close, and indeed the species itself can be difficult to separate from F. bastardii and F. reuteri.
Oceanic Southern-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.
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