Hypericum maculatum von Crantz 1763 (Family Clusiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 25-50cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 12.6)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Ocimene, Pinene, Terpineol
Sesquiterpenoids Cadinene, Caryophyllene, Farnesene, Muurolene
Flavonoids Hyperoside
Other Phenolics Tannins
Quinonoids Hyperforin, Hypericin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Pollination: Autopollination
Flower Visitors:
Bombus lucorum

Bombus pascuorum

Aphantopus hyperantus

Many Syrphidae
Parasites:
Sphaerulina hyperici

Erysiphe hyperici
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae

Several Tortricidae

Euclidia mi Larva

Chrysolina varians

Tenthredo balteata Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Alcis repandata Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Lygus wagneri
Florivores:
Eupithecia satyrata
Possible Florivores:
Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis
Possible Granivores:
Rhopalus parumpunctatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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