Circaea lutetiana Linnaeus 1753 (Family Onagraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-70cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 13.7)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Astragalin, Icariside, Isovitexin
Other Phenolics Methyl Gallate

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge
Seed Dispersal: Hitch-hiking
Parasites:
Ramularia caduca
Herbivores:
Deilephila elpenor

Ecliptopera silaceata Larva

Altica lythri

Altica oleracea

Rhogogaster viridis Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Enchanter's Nightshade


Pictures © 2003, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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