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Image of Fumaria capreolata (Flor de la culebra). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria capreolata

V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile
Altitude: 400-600 m. 10 08, 2006

 

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Species:  Fumaria capreolata L.
Family:  Fumariaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Papaverales
Chilean Name:  Flor de la culebra
English Name:  Rampant fumitory
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0464
About 3 Fumaria in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 3 Fumariaceae in Chile and 3 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 4 petals      Annual     

Foreign    Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Fumaria capreolata (Flor de la culebra). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria capreolata

V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile
Altitude: 400-600 m. 10 08, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Fumaria capreolata (Flor de la culebra). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria capreolata

V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile
Altitude: 400-600 m. 10 08, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Fumaria capreolata (Flor de la culebra). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria capreolata

V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile
Altitude: 400-600 m. 10 08, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Fumaria capreolata (Flor de la culebra). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria capreolata

V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile
Altitude: 400-600 m. 10 08, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (20) of Fumaria capreolata L. available here

More species from the same Fumariaceae family in our data base:

Fumaria agraria (Hierba de la culebra)

Fumaria capreolata (Flor de la culebra)

Fumaria parviflora (Hierba de la culebra / Hierba del lagarto)

 

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