Fumitory is an annual, glaucous, with a sub erect, much branched, spreading, leafy and angular stem.
Indian Fumitory is a delicate much-branched annual herb with clusters of tiny pale-pinkish to whitish flowers, each 5-6 mm long. Sepals are minute. Upper petal has short, somewhat down-curved sac-like spur. Flower-stalks are erect, as long or slightly shorter than the laceshaped bracts.
Leaves are 2-3 times cut into narrow pointed segments, about 1 mm broad. Stems are glaucous, leafy, 5-30 cm long. Fruit is round, about 2 mm. Indian Fumitory is found throughout the Himalayas, up to altitudes of 2400 m. Flowering: April-May. The leaves are mostly alternate. The gray-green leaves are divided into triangular toothed leaflets. At the top of the branches stand many small flowers, as it were in a long spike one above another, made like little birds, of a reddish purple colour, with whitish bellies, after which come small round husks, containing small black seeds.The root is small, yellow and not very long, and full of juice when it is young.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Indian Fumitory,Pid-papra, Shahtra ,papara,Pit papra,Parpatakam,Dhukure, Parpata, Parpatakah ,Chatarashi , Dhukure, , Koire Kuro, ,Shampu Phool, [Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley] Fumaria indica
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Pale-pinkish to whitish flowers.
||May to September