Melampyrum pratense Linnaeus 1753 (Family Orobanchaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-50cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 22.5)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Spruce Forest Edge

Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pascuorum
Seed Dispersal:
Formicidae
Parasites:
Puccinia nemoralis
Herbivores:
Melitaea athalia Larva

Amphipyra tragopoginis Larva

Anania fuscalis Larva

Cnephasia asseclana
Sapivores:
Lygocoris pabulinus

Mecomma ambulans
Granivores:
Grypocoris sexguttatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Cow-wheat


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

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