Stellaria holostea Linnaeus 1753 (Family Caryophyllaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-50cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - June (Earliest: 13.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Luteolin, Vicenin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Trichopria cameroni

Platygaster marchali

Pieris napi

Celastrina argiolus

Panemeria tenebrata

Several Empididae

Several Syrphidae

Sepsis violacea

Alliopsis billbergi

Phorbia nuceicornis

Bradysia albanensis

Oedemera lurida

Dasytes niger
Parasites:
Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Mesotype didymata

Caryocolum blandella Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Rhogogaster chlorosoma Larva

Rhogogaster viridis Larva

Cylindrotoma distinctissima Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Florivores:
Eupithecia pygmaeata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Greater Stitchwort


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