Viola arvensis Murray 1770 (Family Violaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-40cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - October (Earliest: 18.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Violanthin, Violarvensin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Seed Dispersal: Projection
Parasites:
Calliopum aeneum Larva (Stem Miner)
Herbivores:
Issoria lathonia Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Diarsia mendica Larva

Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Larva

Ametastegia equiseti Larva

Cylindrotoma distinctissima Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Mecomma ambulans

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Field Pansy


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