Hypericum perforatum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Clusiaceae)


Plant

Flower

Leaf

Fruit

Height: 25-60cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - September (Earliest: 10.6)

Protective Chemicals
Terpenoids Caryophyllene, Pinene, Terpineol
Flavonoids Hyperoside, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Rutin
Other Phenolics Tannins
Quinonoids Hyperforin, Hypericin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Pollination: Autopollination
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Thymelicus lineola

Several Syrphidae

Phaonia incana
Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Lacanobia oleracea

Chrysolina varians

Tenthredo balteata Larva

Tenthredo zonula Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Alcis repandata Larva
Sapivores:
Philaenus spumarius
Possible Sapivores:
Lygus wagneri
Possible Florivores:
Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis
Possible Granivores:
Rhopalus parumpunctatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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