Succisa pratensis [Scabiosa succisa] Moench 1794 (Family Dipsacaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - October (Earliest: 14.6)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Cephalarioside
Saponins Scabiosin
Phenolics Tannins

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Wet Forest
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Aphantopus hyperantus

Boloria selene

Pieris napi

Pieris rapae

Thymelicus sylvestris

Autographa gamma

Diachrysia chrysitis

Many Syrphidae

Helina impuncta

Empis picipes
Parasites:
Ramularia succisae

Septoria scabiosicola

Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Diacrisia sannio Larva

Celypha lacunana

Cnephasia incertana

Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla Larva

Udea lutealis Larva

Abia sericea Larva

Tenthredo atra Larva

Galeruca tanaceti
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata
Granivores:
Carduelis carduelis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Devilsbit Scabious


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