Veronica chamaedrys Linnaeus 1753 (Family Plantaginaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-60cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - June (Earliest: 15.4)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Aucubin, Aucuboside, Catalpol
Flavonoids Apigenin, Luteolin, Scutellarin
Phenylethanoid Glycosides Acteoside, Chamaedroside, Ehrenoside

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Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Andrena cineraria

Microgaster hospes

Boloria selene

Pseudopanthera macularia

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Several Empididae

Several Syrphidae

Scathophaga stercoraria

Fannia canicularis

Siphona ingerae

Phaonia pullata

Bellardia viarum
Seed Dispersal:
Formicidae
Parasites:
Podosphaera fuliginea

Stenoptilia pterodactyla Larva (Stem Miner)

Apteropeda orbiculata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Melitaea athalia Larva

Melitaea cinxia Larva

Gymnetron rostellum
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Idaea humiliata Larva

Tenthredo mesomela Larva

Galeruca tanaceti
Granivores:
Cauchas fibulella

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Germander Speedwell


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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