Senecio vulgaris Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-50cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering January - December (Earliest: 10.4)

Protective Chemicals
Pyrrolizidine
Alkaloids
Integerrimine, Jacobine, Jacoline, Jaconine, Jacozine,
Retrorsine, Senecionine, Seneciphylline, Senecivernine
Terpenoids Loliolide, Oplopanone
Benzoquinones Jacaranone

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Pollination: Autopollination
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Chromatomyia syngenesiae

Liriomyza strigata

Ensina sonchi Larva
(Flower Gall)

Sphenella marginata Larva
(Flower Gall)
Herbivores:
Many Noctuidae

Xanthorhoe montanata Larva

Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Larva

Tyria jacobaeae Larva

Longitarsus ochroleucus
Possible Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Anania lancealis Larva

Mesotype didymata

Pachyprotasis simulans Larva
Sapivores:
Closterotomus norwegicus

Lygocoris pabulinus

Aphis jacobaeae

Aulacorthum solani
Possible Sapivores:
Horistus orientalis

Enoplops scapha

Evacanthus interruptus
Florivores:
Eupithecia absinthiata Larva

Eupithecia centaureata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Groundsel


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