Sinapis arvensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Brassicaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-100cm
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - October (Earliest: 18.5)

Protective Chemicals
Glucosinolates Butenyl, Hydroxybenzyl, Phenylethyl, Propenyl, Sinalbin
Flavonoids Isorhamnetin, Kaempferol, Quercetin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Parasites:
Ceutorhynchus assimilis
(Larval Root Gall)
Herbivores:
Several Pieridae

Athalia lugens Larva

Athalia rosae Larva

Many Chrysomelidae
Sapivores:
Eurydema dominulus

Lipaphis erysimi
Florivores:
Brassicogethes aeneus

Brassicogethes coracinus
Granivores:
Anthocharis cardamines Larva

Ceutorhynchus obstrictus Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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

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