Solidago virgaurea Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-90cm
Perennial
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - October (Earliest: 18.6)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Germacrene, Limonene, Myrcene, Pinene, Sabinene
Diterpenoids Clerodane
Triterpenoids Saponins
Flavonoids Cyanidin, Kaempferol, Rutin
Other Phenolics Tannins
Acids Solidagoic
Polyacetylenes Lachnophyllum Lactone, Matricaria Ester

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Heath and Moorland
Parasites:
Septoria virgaureae

Cornutrypeta spinifrons
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae Larvae

Lacanobia oleracea

Phragmatobia fuliginosa Larva

Anania fuscalis Larva

Pachyprotasis rapae Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia stephensiana

Pachyprotasis simulans Larva
Sapivores:
Lygus wagneri
Possible Sapivores:
Aulacorthum solani
Florivores:
Several Geometridae

Cnephasia incertana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Goldenrod


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