Fumaria capreolata, Ramping Fumitory,
Hebrew: עשנן מטפס, Arabic: ريز الدجاج المتسلق

Scientific name:  Fumaria capreolata L.
Common name:  Ramping Fumitory
Hebrew name:   עשנן מטפס
Arabic name:  ريز الدجاج المتسلق
Family:  Fumariaceae, עשנניים

Israel wild flowers

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  10-80 cm, branched; sap colorless
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected twice or more, dentate or serrate
Inflorescence:  Terminal raceme, pedicel recurved in fruit; inflorescence much shorter than the relatively long peduncle
Flowers:  Petals 9–14 mm; outer white to purple-tinged with purple or black-red tips
Fruits / pods:  Capsule, globose to obovoid, smooth when dry, compressed laterally, 1-seeded
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Med - Euro-Siberian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Fumaria capreolata, Ramping Fumitory, עשנן מטפס


Derivation of the botanical name:
Fumaria, Latin fumus terrae, "smoke of the earth" and may refers to the smoky odour of some species in this genus or the smoky colour of some species when in flower.
capreolata, capreolus, prop, support, tendril; having tendrils.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Fumaria capreolata, Ramping Fumitory, עשנן מטפס