Galium aparine Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rubiaceae)


Plants

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 23.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Asperuloside, Monotropein, Scandoside
Phenolics Gallic Acid
Other Acids Citric

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Around Buildings

Spruce Forest Edge
Seed Dispersal: Hitch-hiking
Flower Visitors:
Synanthedon myopaeformis Larva

Several Syrphidae
Parasites:
Neoerysiphe galii

Mazzantia galii

Dasineura galiicola
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae Larvae

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Deilephila porcellus Larva

Macroglossum stellatarum Larva

Entomobrya nivalis
Possible Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae

Idaea aversata Larva

Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Larva

Celypha rivulana Larva

Cnephasia incertana

Phyllobius glaucus

Phyllobius vespertinus
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Myzus cerasi

Polymerus nigrita

Philaenus spumarius
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Goosegrass


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