Lapsana communis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-120cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 3.6)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Crepiside, Tectoroside
Triterpenoids Amyrin, Germanicol, Lupeol, Taraxerol
Flavonoids Isoquercitrin
Other Phenolics Caffeic, Caftaric, Chicoric, & Chlorogenic Acids
Other Acids Arachidic, Linolenic, Myristic, Octadecadienoic, Palmitic, Stearic
Sterols Cycloartenol, Taraxasterol

Biotopes:
Meadows

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Pieris napi

Pieris rapae

Many Syrphidae

Helina impuncta

Phaonia erronea

Delia floralis

Empis aestiva

Siphona pauciseta
Parasites:
Podosphaera fusca

Puccinia lapsanae

Several Agromyzidae
Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Nipplewort


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

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