Stellaria graminea Linnaeus 1753 (Family Caryophyllaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-40cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 16.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Pieris napi

Pteromalus elevatus

Several Empididae

Several Syrphidae

Siphona geniculata

Pollenia rudis

Crossopalpus nigritellus
Parasites:
Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Galeruca tanaceti

Cassida flaveola
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Rhogogaster chlorosoma Larva

Rhogogaster viridis Larva

Cylindrotoma distinctissima Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Granivores:
Coleophora striatipennella Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Lesser Stitchwort


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey