Polygala serpyllifolia Hose 1797 (Family Polygalaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Colour Variant

Height: 5-25cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 17.4)

Protective Chemicals
Saponins Senegin
Phenolics Tannins
Acids Pectic

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pratorum

Pyrgus malvae
Granivores:
Columba oenas

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Heath Milkwort


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