Cardamine pratensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Brassicaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-50cm
Never Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - June (Earliest: 16.4)

Protective Chemicals
Glucosinolates Benzyl, Methylethyl, Methylpentyl, Methylpropyl, Sinalbin

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Apis mellifera

Bombus terrestris

Anthocharis cardamines

Pieris napi

Pyrgus malvae

Lycaena helle

Polyommatus icarus

Coenonympha pamphilus

Cauchas rufimitrella

Euclidia glyphica

Panemeria tenebrata

Adscita statices

Several Empidae

Many Syrphidae

Phaonia pullata

Pachytodes cerambyciformis

Plateumaris discolor

Oedemera virescens

Brassicogethes coracinus

Byturus tomentosus

Ctenicera pectinicornis
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Pieris napi Larva

Pieris rapae

Galeruca tanaceti

Phyllotreta tetrastigma
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia incertana

Phyllotreta nigripes
Sapivores:
Eurydema dominulus
Granivores:
Anthocharis cardamines Larva

Cauchas rufimitrella Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Cuckoo Flower


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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