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Adlumia fungosa (Climbing fumatory)
Smith, R.W.

Adlumia fungosa

Adlumia fungosa (Aiton) Greene ex Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

Climbing Fumatory, Allegheny Vine, Mountain Fringe

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Climbing Fumitory or Allegheny Vine (Adlumia fungosa) is a woodland vine that climbs to 13 feet (4 m). Its foliage and pink flowers are similar to those of Tall Corydalis (Corydalis sempervirens). It occurs most frequently in the Allegheny Mountains.

Threatened or endangered species throughout its range in northeastern North America.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Climbing stems up to about 13 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: White to pale pink or purplish.


USA: CT , DE , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , QC

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Adlumia fungosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Adlumia fungosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Adlumia fungosa


Record Modified: 2023-04-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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