Geum urbanum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rosaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-70cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 20.5)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Eugenol, Gein, Tannins

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Episyrphus balteatus

Neoascia podagrica
Seed Dispersal: Hitch-hiking
Parasites:
Podosphaera aphanis

Coleophora potentillae

Stigmella aurella

Stigmella splendidissimella

Agromyza idaeiana

Anthonomus rubi Larva
(Flower Gall)

Cecidophyes nudus
Herbivores:
Pyrgus malvae Larva

Idaea aversata Larva

Autographa pulchrina

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Claremontia waldheimii Larva

Monophadnoides rubi Larva

Altica oleracea
Sapivores:
Aulacorthum solani

Sitobion fragariae
Florivores:
Dolycoris baccarum
Granivores:
Byturus ochraceus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Wood Avens


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