Valeriana dioica Linnaeus 1753 (Family Valerianaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flowers

Colour Variant

Fruit

Height: 10-40cm
Rarely Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Dioecious, Flowering April - June (Earliest: 26.4)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Chatinine
Monoterpenoids Borneol
Acids Isovalerianic, Malic, Tannins

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Neoascia podagrica
Herbivores:
Melitaea athalia Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana
Possible Sapivores:
Aulacorthum solani

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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