Malva moschata Linnaeus 1753 (Family Malvaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-80cm
Perennial
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - September (Earliest: 10.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Thymelicus sylvestris

Macroglossum stellatarum

Several Syrphidae

Meromyza femorata

Haematobosca stimulans

Siphona cristata

Fannia monilis

Dasytes niger

Lamiogethes pedicularius

Rhagonycha fulva
Parasites:
Ramularia keithii

Liriomyza bryoniae

Lixus pulverulentus Larva
(Stem Borer)

Aspidapion aeneum Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Columba palumbus

Vanessa cardui

Euplexia lucipara Larva

Cnephasia asseclana

Podagrica fuscicornis

Lixus pulverulentus
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Aulacorthum solani
Granivores:
Columba palumbus

Passer domesticus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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