Galium saxatile Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rubiaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-40cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 12.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Asperuloside

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Nymphalidae

Pyrgus malvae

Lycaena hippothoe

Parasyrphus annulatus

Parasyrphus lineolus

Rhamphomyia aethiops
Parasites:
Mazzantia galii
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae Larvae

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
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Heath Bedstraw


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