Galium mollugo Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rubiaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flowers

Fruit

Height: 25-150cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 30.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Asperuloside, Daphylloside, Mollugoside, Scandoside, Secogalioside
Naphthohydroquinones Mollugin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Thymelicus sylvestris

Several Syrphidae

Bellardia viarum

Pollenia rudis

Sarcophaga carnaria
Parasites:
Neoerysiphe galii

Mazzantia galii

Dasineura galiicola
Herbivores:
Many Geometridae Larvae

Several Sphingidae

Amphipyra tragopoginis Larva

Axylia putris

Aglaostigma aucupariae Larva

Aglaostigma fulvipes Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae

Idaea aversata Larva

Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Larva

Celypha rivulana Larva

Cnephasia incertana

Phyllobius glaucus

Phyllobius vespertinus
Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Philaenus spumarius

Aphis fabae

Myzus cerasi
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata

Eupithecia satyrata
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Hedge Bedstraw


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