Galium palustre Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rubiaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 4.6)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Asperuloside, Monotropein, Scandoside
Coumarins Palustroside

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Parasites:
Mazzantia galii

Dasineura galiicola
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae Larvae

Deilephila elpenor

Deilephila porcellus Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae

Idaea aversata Larva

Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Larva

Celypha rivulana Larva

Cnephasia incertana

Phyllobius glaucus

Phyllobius vespertinus
Sapivores:
Polymerus unifasciatus

Philaenus spumarius

Cicadella viridis

Myzus cerasi
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Marsh Bedstraw


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

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