Cerastium fontanum Baumgarten 1816 (Family Caryophyllaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-30cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - November (Earliest: 4.4)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Panemeria tenebrata

Empis nigripes
Parasites:
Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Delia florilega Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Galeruca tanaceti
Possible Florivores:
Eupithecia pygmaeata
Granivores:
Panemeria tenebrata Larva

Coleophora striatipennella Larva

Rhopalus parumpunctatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Mouse-ear


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

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