Plantago lanceolata Linnaeus 1753 (Family Plantaginaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-50cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - October (Earliest: 16.4)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Aucubin, Catalpol
Flavonoids Luteolin
Phenylethanoid Glycosides Acteoside, Lavandulifolioside, Plantamajoside
Other Phenolics Plantamoside, Verbascoside

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pratorum

Pipizella virens

Platycheirus clypeatus
Parasites:
Ramularia rhabdospora

Phytomyza plantaginis

Cheilosia lasiopa Larva
(Root Miner)

Apteropeda orbiculata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Parasemia plantaginis

Phragmatobia fuliginosa Larva

Pyrausta despicata Larva

Chrysolina staphylaea
Possible Herbivores:
Several Geometridae Larvae

Many Noctuidae

Arctia caja

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Diasemia reticularis Larva

Udea lutealis Larva

Celypha rivulana Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae
Sapivores:
Dysaphis aucupariae

Philaenus spumarius

Thrips nigropilosus
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Granivores:
Endothenia marginana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Ribwort Plantain


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