Comarum palustre [Potentilla palustris] Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rosaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-50cm
Occasional Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 25.5)

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires

Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Several Nymphalidae

Lycaena hippothoe

Ochlodes sylvanus

Rhamphomyia aethiops

Phaonia incana

Paracorymbia maculicornis

Plateumaris discolor

Plateumaris sericea
Parasites:
Cercospora comari

Venturia palustris

Coleophora albicostella

Fenella nigrita

Agromyza idaeiana
Herbivores:
Idaea muricata Larva

Clepsis spectrana

Saturnia pavonia

Cladius pectinicornis Larva
Sapivores:
Aphrophora alni Nymph

Philaenus spumarius
Granivores:
Rhopalus maculatus Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Marsh Cinquefoil


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 J.K. Lindsey

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