Ranunculus repens Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ranunculaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-50cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 16.4)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Protoanemonin
Phenolics Saponaretin, Vitexin
Acids Linolenic

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Flower Visitors:
Hylaeus communis

Probles gilvipes

Aspilota fuscicornis

Torymus microcerus

Pachyprotasis rapae

Several Nymphalidae

Pyrgus malvae

Lycaena tityrus

Euclidia mi

Adscita statices

Anthophila fabriciana

Glyphipteri simpliciella

Several Muscidae

Many Syrphidae

Delia radicum

Several Oedemeridae

Chrysolina fastuosa

Donacia crassipes

Stenopterus rufus

Lamiogethes pedicularius

Sagittogethes ovatus

Byturus tomentosus

Adrastus pallens
Parasites:
Ramularia didyma

Leptotrochila ranunculi

Erysiphe aquilegiae

Uromyces dactylidis

Phytomyza ranunculi

Cheilosia albitarsis Larva (Root Borer)

Pseudodineura fuscula
Herbivores:
Autographa gamma

Monophadnus pallescens Larva

Tenthredo mesomela Larva

Several Chrysomelidae
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Callimorpha dominula

Xestia triangulum Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Otiorhynchus porcatus
Sapivores:
Eupteryx vittata

Aulacorthum solani
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Possible Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Creeping Buttercup


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

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