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Taxon: Cymbalaria muralis G. Gaertn. et al.

Genus: Cymbalaria
Family: Plantaginaceae tribe: Antirrhineae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae Veronicaceae
Nomen number: 400188
Place of publication: Oekon. Fl. Wetterau 2:397. 1800
Name verified on: 03-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Nov-2008
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • coliseum-ivy   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • ivy-leaf-toadflax   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Kenilworth-ivy   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • mother-of-thousands   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • Oxford-ivy   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • pennywort   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • wandering-sailor   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • ruine de Rome   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Mauer-Zimbelkraut   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Middle Europe: Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Montenegro; Slovenia

  • naturalized elsewhere

  • also cultivated


  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh. 1993–. Flora of Victoria.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Sutton, D. A. 1988. A revision of the tribe Antirrhineae. 159–162.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1972. Flora europaea. 3:237.
  • Valdés, B. et al., eds. 2002. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.


Check other web resources for Cymbalaria muralis G. Gaertn. et al.:


  • Flower: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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