Linaria vulgaris Miller 1768 (Family Plantaginaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-70cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - October (Earliest: 30.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Antirride, Antirrinoside, Glucosilaucubina, Idrossiantirride
Flavonoids Linarin, Linaroside
Other Phenolics Syringin, Tannins
Acids Aconitic, Ascorbic, Citric, Fumaric, Ketoglutaric, Malic,
Oxalic, Shikimic
Phytoestrogens Liriodendrin
Other Mannitol, Phytosterols

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Meligethes atratus
Parasites:
Pseudocercospora linariae

Liriomyza strigata

Apteropeda orbiculata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Melitaea athalia Larva

Several Noctuidae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana
Sapivores:
Anthocoris nemorum

Lygus pratensis
Florivores:
Eupithecia satyrata

Brachypterolus pulicarius

Dolycoris baccarum
Granivores:
Rhinusa antirrhini Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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