Achillea ptarmica Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-90cm
Rarely Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - October (Earliest: 7.7)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Diosmetin, Kaempferol, Luteolin, Quercetin

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Thymelicus lineola

Several Syrphidae

Morellia aenescens

Neomyia cornicina

Dilophus febrilis

Bellardia vulgaris

Saltella sphondylii

Rhagonycha fulva

Stictoleptura rubra

Dasytes niger
Parasites:
Gillmeria pallidactyla Larva
(Stem Borer)

Liriomyza strigata
Possible Parasites:
Incurvaria praelatella Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Autographa gamma

Cassida prasina

Cassida sanguinosa
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Phyllobius glaucus
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Macrosiphoniella millefolii
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata

Eupithecia icterata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sneezewort


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