Etymology: Fumaria: from Latin fumus, "smoke," possibly because of the color or odor of the fresh roots
Plants: climbing/trailing annual, 8"-24" tall forb; stems with many branches
Flowers: pink to red, 1/3", not symmetrical; inflorescence a dense, branched cluster with many stalked flowers; blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: capsule, roundish; 1-seeded
Habitat: disturbed, woods, forests
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"