Filipendula ulmaria (Linnaeus 1753) Maximowicz 1879 (Family Rosaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 50-120cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 21.6)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Isoquercitrin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Salicylic Acid, Salicin, Tannins

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Stream Banks
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Araschnia levana

Many Syrphidae

Chloromyia formosa

Phaonia erronea

Stomorhina lunata

Chrysanthia geniculata

Oxythyrea funesta
Parasites:
Ramularia ulmariae

Erysiphe ulmariae

Incurvaria praelatella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Coleophora albicostella

Coleophora potentillae

Stigmella splendidissimella

Fenella nigrita

Dasineura ulmaria

Agromyza idaeiana
Herbivores:
Pyrgus malvae Larva

Several Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Arctia caja

Callimorpha dominula

Macrothylacia rubi

Saturnia pavonia

Habrosyne pyritoides Larva

Pleuroptya ruralis

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Altica palustris

Neocrepidodera transversa
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Several Miridae

Aphrophora alni Nymph

Philaenus spumarius

Cercopis vulnerata
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata

Eupithecia satyrata
Granivores:
Carduelis flammea

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Liocoris tripustulatus
Nests:
Acrocephalus palustris

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Meadowsweet


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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