Lathyrus linifolius [montanus] (Reichard 1782) Bässler 1971 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Flower

Leaf

Fruit

Height: 15-45cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - July (Earliest: 12.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Kaempferol, Pisatin, Quercetin

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Andrena lathyri

Bombus pascuorum

Anthocharis cardamines
Herbivores:
Bruchus loti
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Sitona waterhousei
Possible Sapivores:
Adelphocoris seticornis
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes
Granivores:
Bruchus atomarius Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Bitter Vetchling


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

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