Taxon: Cymbalaria muralis G. Gaertn. et al.

Genus: Cymbalaria
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Antirrhineae
Nomen number: 400188
Place of publication: Oekon. Fl. Wetterau 2:397. 1800
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Nov-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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: Pl Book) - French
  • Mauer-Zimbelkraut  (Source: Pl Book) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Croatia ; Italy ; Montenegro ; Slovenia

  • Naturalized



  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh Flora of Victoria. 1993- (F Victoria)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Sutton, D. A. A revision of the tribe Antirrhineae. 1988 (Rev Antirrh) 159-162.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1972. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur) 3:237.
  • Valdés, B. et al., eds. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. 2002 (L NMaroc)
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)


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