Spergularia [Spergula] rubra (Linnaeus 1753) Presl & Presl 1819 (Family Caryophyllaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 4-20cm
Annual/Biennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 16.5)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Vicenin

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland
Parasites:
Liriomyza bryoniae

Liriomyza strigata

Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Delia florilega Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia incertana

Cassida flaveola
Possible Granivores:
Rhopalus parumpunctatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sand Spurrey


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