Fumaria eximia Ker Gawl.


Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Fumaria

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. At present by far the most ornamental plant of the genus; and in a situation that suits it, soon forms a large close tuft, throwing up stems of nearly three feet in height, with bunches of flowers in proportion. The foliage is of a considerable breadth, and of a peculiarly lively tender green. Blooms in May and June. Perfectly hardy. Propagated by dividing the tuberous knobs that compose the root.

History: 

Published in Bot. Reg. 1: 50 in 1815.

Basionym of Dicentra eximia (Ker Gawl.) Torr.

From Bot. Reg. A species of which we have not been able to trace any account. It comes very close to the siberian spectabilis...

Eximia was introduced by the late Mr. Lyon from North America, about four years ago. It seems not to have fallen in the way of Michaux or Mr. Pursh, at least we cannot find it in their works.


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