Tripleurospermum inodorum [Matricaria perforata] (Linnaeus 1755) Schultz 1844 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-60cm
Annual/Biennial, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - November (Earliest: 15.5)

Protective Chemicals
Polyacetylenes Lachnophyllum & Matricaria Esters

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Dolerus haematodes

Lycaena phlaeas

Anthophila fabriciana

Several Syrphidae

Several Tachinidae

Neomyia cornicina

Empis planetica

Sepsis duplicata

Stenopterus rufus

Meligethes atratus
Parasites:
Chromatomyia syngenesiae

Liriomyza strigata

Agapanthia villosoviridescens Larva (Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Several Chrysomelidae
Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Aphis fabae

Aulacorthum solani

Enoplops scapha
Florivores:
Aethes margaritana

Phytocoris varipes
Granivores:
Eurygaster maura

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Scentless Mayweed


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