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Fumaria muralis: nuisance weed or good for bees?

ManderMander GatesheadPosts: 334
I have this plant which Google lens tells me is Fumaria muralis. It's got very cute little flowers but it is climbing rather rapidly over the edge of a raised bed. Presumably it's a nuisance I should be wary of, but how bad is it? Should I pull it up now or wait a while?



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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,576
    I have this tho a more mauve form than yours.   It tends to do well in very poor or dry soils here and flowers prolifically.   I like it and leave it in some places but it can be invasive if left completely to its own devices.   

    It's easy to pull up where you don't want it and do be careful about letting it self seed.    
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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,707
    Agree with @Obelixx that Fumaria muralis is usually more pink/mauve in colour. Your Fumaria could be F. capreolata L.
    Anyway, a lovely weed, and not terribly dangerous.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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