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Image of Fumaria parviflora (Hierba de la culebra / Hierba del lagarto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria parviflora

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 09 13, 2008

 

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Species:  Fumaria parviflora Lam.
Family:  Fumariaceae Identification OK   
Order: 
Chilean Name:  Hierba de la culebra , Hierba del lagarto
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  1115
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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     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.     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   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, without information on the number of petals      Annual     

Foreign    Not Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Fumaria parviflora (Hierba de la culebra / Hierba del lagarto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria parviflora

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 09 13, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: White, without information on the number of petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Fumaria parviflora (Hierba de la culebra / Hierba del lagarto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria parviflora

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 09 13, 2008

 

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:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
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 parviflora (Hierba de la culebra / Hierba del lagarto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria parviflora

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 09 13, 2008

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Fumaria parviflora (Hierba de la culebra / Hierba del lagarto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fumaria parviflora

Region Metropolitana, Panamericana Norte, Chile
Altitude: 600 m. 09 13, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (7) of Fumaria parviflora Lam. 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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