Ranunculus flammula Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ranunculaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 8-50cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - October (Earliest: 3.5)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Protoanemonin

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Pond Edge

Temporary Pools

Stream Banks
Flower Visitors:
Several Syrphidae

Rhamphomyia aethiops

Thricops semicinereus

Oedemera lurida

Mordella holomelaena

Eusphalerum atrum

Donacia semicuprea

Dasytes plumbeus
Parasites:
Phytomyza ranunculi

Pseudodineura fuscula
Herbivores:
Hydrothassa glabra

Hydrothassa marginella
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Callimorpha dominula

Xestia triangulum Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Otiorhynchus porcatus
Sapivores:
Aphrophora alni Nymph
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Possible Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Lesser Spearwort


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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