Silene [Lychnis] flos-cuculi (Linnaeus 1753) de Clairville 1811 (Family Caryophyllaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-80cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 10.5)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Apigenin, Luteolin
Other Phenolics Caffeic Acid

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Bombus pratorum

Several Pieridae

Ochlodes sylvanus

Thymelicus sylvestris

Polyommatus icarus

Aglais urticae

Boloria selene

Euclidia glyphica

Rhingia campestris
Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata

Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Cnephasia longana Larva
Sapivores:
Aphis sambuci
Florivores:
Eupithecia satyrata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Ragged Robin


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