Lathyrus pratensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-120cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 28.5)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Kaempferol, Luteolin, Myricetin,
Pisatin, Quercetin, Tricetin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pascuorum
Herbivores:
Euclidia glyphica Larva

Euclidia mi Larva

Autographa gamma

Eurois occulta Larva

Mesotype didymata

Scotopteryx chenopodiata Larva

Zygaena viciae Larva

Severeal Curculionidae

Altica carinthiaca

Bruchus loti
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Sitona waterhousei
Sapivores:
Adelphocoris lineolatus
Possible Sapivores:
Adelphocoris seticornis
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes
Granivores:
Cydia nigricana Larva

Adelphocoris lineolatus Nymph

Bruchus atomarius Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Meadow Vetchling


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