Valeriana officinalis [repens] Linnaeus 1753 (Family Valerianaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-160cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 5.6)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Actinidine, Chatinine, Valerianine, Valerine
Monoterpenoids Borneol, Pinene
Flavonoids Linarin
Acids Acetic, Formic, Valeric

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Bombus bohemicus

Bombus barbutellus

Several Nymphalidae

Thymelicus lineola

Thymelicus sylvestris

Pieris napi

Callimorpha dominula

Many Syrphidae

Morellia aenescens

Phaonia angelicae

Empis tessellata

Coenomyia ferruginea

Paracorymbia maculicornis
Parasites:
Ramularia valerianae

Peronospora valerianae

Liriomyza strigata

Agapanthia cardui Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Scopula immutata Larva

Macrophya albicincta
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Macrosiphum rosae
Possible Sapivores:
Aulacorthum solani
Florivores:
Eupithecia satyrata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Valerian


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