Aegopodium podagraria Linnaeus 1753 (Family Apiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-80cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 18.5)

Protective Chemicals
Furanocoumarins Bergapten, Methoxsalen
Monoterpenoids Geraniol, Phellandrene, Pinene, Sabinene, Thujene
Phenolics Asarone, Methyl Isoeugenol
Polyacetylenes Carindiol, Falcarindiol, Falcarinol

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Flower Visitors:
Several Ichneumonidae

Several Tenthredinidae

Andrena alfkenella

Nomada panzeri

Argogorytes mystaceus

Ectemnius lapidarius

Chrysis ignita

Gasteruption pedemontanum

Aglais urticae

Ematurga atomaria

Pseudopanthera macularia

Anthophila fabriciana

Atolmis rubricollis

Nemophora degeerella

Many Syrphidae

Empis ciliata

Empis tessellata

Chloromyia formosa

Hybomitra micans

Tipula lunata

Bellardia viarum

Several Cantharidae

Several Cerambycidae

Hemicrepidius niger

Adrastus pallens

Sericostoma personatum

Ecclisopteryx guttulata
Parasites:
Plasmopara nivea

Erysiphe heraclei

Mycosphaerella podagrariae

Marssonina aegopodii

Protomyces macrosporus

Epermenia chaerophyllella

Epermenia falciformis Larva

Several Agromyzidae

Gortyna flavago Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Papilio machaon

Acronicta psi

Autographa gamma

Agonopterix ciliella

Agonopterix heracliana Larva

Tenthredo campestris Larva

Several Curculionidae

Chrysolina oricalcia
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Graphosoma lineatum

Orthops campestris

Cercopis vulnerata
Florivores:
Hoplia philanthus
Granivores:
Liocoris tripustulatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Ground Elder


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