Fumaria officinalis, SE: Jordrök, DE: Gewöhnlicher Erdrauch,
NL: Gewone duivenkervel, UK: Common Fumitory, Earth smoke

Scientific name:  Fumaria officinalis L.
Swedish name:  Jordrök
German name:  Gewöhnlicher Erdrauch, Gemeiner Erdrauch
Nederlandse naam:  Gewone duivenkervel
English name:  Common Fumitory, Earth smoke
Family:  Papaveraceae, Poppy family, Vallmoväxter

Vilda blommor i Sverige

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Height 15-60 cm, sprawling or climbing, glabrous; thin, angled stems
Leaves:  Pinnately compound
Inflorescence:  A raceme, 12–30-flowered; peduncle shorter than remainder of inflorescence
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite; zygomorphic; corolla dark pink, at the tip darker, 6.5–8 mm long
Flowering Period:  May, June, Jyly, August, September
Fruits:  An achene, tiny, dry, hard, single-seeded fruits
Habitat:  Farmland, settlements
Distribution:  Throughout the country, but sparingly in the northern parts

Wilde Flora in Zweden

Derivation of the botanical name:
Fumaria, Latin fumus terrae, "smoke of the earth" and may refers to the smoky odour of some species in this genus or the smoky colour of some species when in flower.
officinalis, derived from opificina, shortened to officina, originally a workshop, later a monastic storeroom, then a herb-store, pharmacy or drug-shop.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers.

Flora of Sweden online, Native plants, Sverige