Potentilla erecta [tormentilla] (Linnaeus 1753) Räuschel 1797 (Family Rosaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-50cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 19.4)

Protective Chemicals
Coumarins Scopoletin
Flavonoids Catechin, Isorhamnetin, Narcissin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Caffeic, Chlorogenic, Coumaric, Ellagic,
Ferulic, & Gallic Acids, Phlobaphene, Tannins

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland
Flower Visitors:
Pyrgus malvae

Euclidia mi

Several Syrphidae

Paradelia intersecta

Empis aestiva

Rhamphomyia aethiops
Parasites:
Fenella nigrita

Anthonomus rubi Larva
(Flower Gall)

Coleophora potentillae

Agromyza idaeiana
Herbivores:
Pyrgus malvae Larva

Several Tortricidae

Autographa gamma

Mesotype didymata

Saturnia pavonia

Altica oleracea
Sapivores:
Arboridia parvula
Florivores:
Elaphria venustula Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Tormentil


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