Vicia cracca Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-200cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 12.5)

Protective Chemicals
Other Lectins

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Several Nymphalidae

Several Pieridae

Lycaena hippothoe

Polyommatus icarus

Thymelicus lineola

Autographa gamma

Rhingia campestris

Closterotomus norwegicus
Parasites:
Agromyza vicifoliae

Agromyza nana

Holotrichapion aethiops Larva (Stem Gall)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata

Ischnopterapion virens Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Several Lycaenidae Larvae

Autographa gamma

Lygephila pastinum Larva

Scotopteryx chenopodiata Larva

Macrothylacia rubi

Zygaena viciae Larva

Tenthredo schaefferi Larva

Several Curculionidae

Cyanapion platalea
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Euclidia glyphica Larva

Euclidia mi Larva

Charanyca ferruginea Larva

Ematurga atomaria Larva

Altica palustris

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Sitona humeralis
Sapivores:
Adelphocoris seticornis

Aphis craccae
Possible Sapivores:
Palomena prasina
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata
Granivores:
Cydia nigricana Larva

Eutrichapion punctiger Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Tufted Vetch


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