Filipendula ulmaria (Linnaeus 1753) Maximowicz 1879 (Family Rosaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 50-120cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 21.6)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Isoquercitrin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Salicylic Acid, Salicin, Tannins

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Stream Banks
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Araschnia levana

Many Syrphidae

Chloromyia formosa

Phaonia erronea

Stomorhina lunata

Chrysanthia geniculata

Oxythyrea funesta
Parasites:
Ramularia ulmariae

Erysiphe ulmariae

Incurvaria praelatella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Coleophora albicostella

Coleophora potentillae

Stigmella splendidissimella

Fenella nigrita

Dasineura ulmaria

Agromyza idaeiana
Herbivores:
Pyrgus malvae Larva

Several Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Arctia caja

Callimorpha dominula

Macrothylacia rubi

Saturnia pavonia

Habrosyne pyritoides Larva

Pleuroptya ruralis

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Altica palustris

Neocrepidodera transversa

Neocoenorrhinus pauxillus
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Several Miridae

Aphrophora alni Nymph

Philaenus spumarius

Cercopis vulnerata
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata

Eupithecia satyrata
Granivores:
Carduelis flammea

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Liocoris tripustulatus
Nests:
Acrocephalus palustris

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Meadowsweet


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

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