Epilobium hirsutum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Onagraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 60-150cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 26.6)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Hyperoside
Other Phenolics Gallic, Methoxygallic, & Protocatechuic Acids
Other Acids Linolenic

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Several Pieridae

Thymelicus lineola

Thymelicus sylvestris

Aglais urticae

Autographa gamma

Several Syrphidae
Parasites:
Venturia maculiformis

Sphaerotheca epilobii

Mompha langiella
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Deilephila elpenor

Deilephila porcellus Larva

Naenia typica Larva

Ecliptopera silaceata Larva

Clepsis spectrana

Several Chrysomelidae

Tenthredo colon
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Lacanobia oleracea

Mesotype didymata

Tenthredo livida
Sapivores:
Apolygus lucorum
Possible Sapivores:
Evacanthus interruptus
Possible Granivores:
Rhopalus maculatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Great Willowherb


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