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 alboguttata

Argogorytes mystaceus

Ectemnius lapidarius

Chrysis ignita

Gasteruption pedemontanum

Aglais urticae

Ematurga atomaria

Pseudopanthera macularia

Anthophila fabriciana

Atolmis rubricollis

Nemophora degeerella

Several Syrphidae

Empis ciliata

Empis tessellata

Chloromyia formosa

Hybomitra micans

Tipula lunata

Bellardia viarum

Several Cantharidae

Several Cerambycidae

Paraphotistus nigricornis

Adrastus pallens

Sericostoma personatum

Ecclisopteryx guttulata
Parasites:
Plasmopara nivea

Mycosphaerella podagrariae

Marssonina aegopodii

Protomyces macrosporus

Epermenia chaerophyllella

Several Agromyzidae

Gortyna flavago Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Papilio machaon

Acronicta psi

Autographa gamma

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana Larva

Agonopterix heracliana Larva

Tenthredo campestris Larva

Phyllobius glaucus

Phyllobius vespertinus

Chrysolina oricalcia
Sapivores:
Graphosoma lineatum

Orthops campestris

Cercopis vulnerata

Aphis fabae

Cavariella aegopodii
Florivores:
Hoplia philanthus
Granivores:
Liocoris tripustulatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Ground Elder


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2008 J.K. Lindsey

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