Ranunculus acris Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ranunculaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-90cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - September (Earliest: 17.4)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Protoanemonin, Ranunculin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Andrena nana

Tenthredo arcuata

Several Lycaenidae

Boloria selene

Melitaea athalia

Eudonia truncicolella

Euclidia glyphica

Several Syrphidae

Siphona geniculata

Phaonia consobrina

Stenurella melanura

Stenurella nigra

Brassicogethes aeneus

Cychramus luteus

Dasytes plumbeus

Eusphalerum atrum

Anthaxia quadripunctata

Chrysanthia geniculata
Parasites:
Ramularia didyma

Leptotrochila ranunculi

Erysiphe aquilegiae

Uromyces dactylidis

Phytomyza ranunculi

Pseudodineura fuscula
Herbivores:
Amphipyra tragopoginis Larva

Cnephasia stephensiana

Monophadnus pallescens Larva

Hydrothassa glabra
Herbivores:
Hydrothassa marginella
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Callimorpha dominula

Xestia triangulum Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Otiorhynchus porcatus
Sapivores:
Lygus pratensis

Philaenus spumarius
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Possible Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Meadow Buttercup


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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