Chenopodium album Linnaeus 1753 (Family Amaranthaceae)


Plant

Flower

Leaf

Fruit

Height: 15-150cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - October (Earliest: 30.5)

Protective Chemicals
Steroids Hydroxyecdysone, Polypodine
Amines Trimethylamine
Other Oxalates, Nitrates

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Episyrphus balteatus

Neoascia podagrica
Parasites:
Ascochyta chenopodii

Stagonospora atriplicis

Puccinia aristidae

Chrysoesthia sexguttella

Amauromyza chenopodivora
(Stem Borer)

Liriomyza bryoniae

Pegomya betae

Pegomya hyoscyami

Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Diaphora mendica

Pleuroptya ruralis

Ametastegia equiseti Larva

Ametastegia glabrata Larva

Cassida nebulosa

Aclypea opaca

Chaetocnema concinna
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Aphis sambuci

Lygocoris pabulinus

Lygus rugulipennis

Brachycarenus tigrinus

Thrips fuscipennis
Granivores:
Columbidae

Passeridae

Several Fringillidae

Alauda arvensis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Fat Hen


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

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