Vicia sepium Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Colour Variant

Fruit

Height: 30-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 20.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Cyaniris semiargus

Pieris rapae

Autographa gamma
Parasites:
Septoria viciae

Agromyza vicifoliae

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

Ischnopterapion virens Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Phyllobius pyri

Sitona suturalis
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Euclidia glyphica Larva

Euclidia mi Larva

Charanyca ferruginea Larva

Ematurga atomaria Larva

Altica palustris

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Sitona humeralis
Sapivores:
Aphis craccae
Possible Sapivores:
Palomena prasina
Granivores:
Eutrichapion punctiger Larva

Bruchus atomarius Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Bush Vetch


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