Jacobaea aquatica [Senecio aquaticus] (Hill 1761) Gärtner, Meyer & Scherbius 1801 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Height: 30-120cm
Biannual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 28.7)

Protective Chemicals
Pyrrolizidine
Alkaloids
Acetylerucifoline, Angeloylhastanecine, Erucifoline, Intergerrimine,
Jacobine, Jacozine, Senecionine, Seneciphylline, Spartioidine
Flavonoids Kaempferol
Other Phenolics Clorogenic Acid
Other Acids Fumaric, Malic, Succinic
Benzoquinones Jacaranone

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Scaeva pyrastri

Syritta pipiens
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Agapanthia villosoviridescens Larva (Stem Borer)

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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