Sisymbrium officinale (Linnaeus 1753) Scopoli 1772 (Family Brassicaceae)


Plant

Flower

Leaf

Fruit

Height: 15-80cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual/Biennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 1.5)

Protective Chemicals
Glucosinolates Glucobrassicin, Glucoputranjivin
Phenolics Eugenol, Vanillin
Acids Dodecanoic, Octanoic
Other Myrosin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Flower Visitors:
Siphona geniculata

Syritta pipiens
Parasites:
Liriomyza bryoniae

Liriomyza strigata

Ceutorhynchus assimilis
(Larval Root Gall)
Herbivores:
Pieris napi Larva

Pieris rapae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Athalia rosae Larva

Several Chrysomelidae

Ceutorhynchus rapae
Sapivores:
Brachycarenus tigrinus Nymph

Lipaphis erysimi
Granivores:
Anthocharis cardamines Larva

Cauchas rufimitrella Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Hedge Mustard


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