Lotus pedunculatus [uliginosus] Cavanilles 1793 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-60cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 15.6)

Protective Chemicals
Nitroacid Esters Cibarian, Coronarian, Hiptagin, Karakin
Flavonoids Catechin, Sativin, Vestitol
Other Phenolics Tannins
Acids Cyanhydric, Nitropropionic

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pascuorum

Thymelicus sylvestris

Epirrhoe tristata

Zygaena viciae

Platycheirus clypeatus
Herbivores:
Polyommatus icarus Larva

Zygaena trifolii Larva

Endotricha flammealis Larva

Several Curculionidae

Syncopacma larseniella Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Ematurga atomaria Larva
Sapivores:
Adelphocoris seticornis
Possible Granivores:
Cydia succedana Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil


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