FUMARIACEAE, Fumitory Family

Herbs; leaves alternate or all basal, usually decompound or dissected; flowers hypogynous, bisporangiate, bracted, in racemes; sepals 2, sometimes early deciduous, minute; petals 4, one or both of the 2 outer ones spurred, the 2 inner narrow below, wider and somewhat connivent above; stamens 6, in 2 sets of 3 each, in each set fiIaments united, anther of middle one 2-1oculed. of the outer ones 1-loculed; carpels 2, style I, ovary l-loculed; placentae 2, parietal.