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:
Tenthredo arcuata

Several Lycaenidae

Boloria selene

Melitaea athalia

Eudonia truncicolella

Several Syrphidae

Siphona geniculata

Phaonia consobrina

Stenurella melanura

Stenurella nigra

Brassicogethes aeneus

Cychramus luteus

Dasytes plumbeus

Eusphalerum atrum
Parasites:
Ramularia didyma

Leptotrochila ranunculi

Erysiphe aquilegiae

Uromyces dactylidis

Phytomyza ranunculi

Pseudodineura fuscula
Herbivores:
Amphipyra tragopoginis Larva

Monophadnus pallescens Larva

Hydrothassa glabra

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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