Solidago gigantea Aiton 1789 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 50-150cm
Perennial
Hermaphrodite, Flowering August - October (Earliest: 19.7)
Origin: North America

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Camphene, Germacrene, Limonene, Myrcene,
Ocimene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Sabinene, Terpenine
Diterpenoids Clerodane, Kaurene
Saponins Giganteasaponin
Acids Solidagoic

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Halictus rubicundus

Sphecodes pellucidus

Aglais urticae

Pieris napi

Graphomya maculata

Musca autumnalis

Eristalis interrupta

Eristalis tenax

Dilophus febrilis

Sarcophaga carnaria
Parasites:
Septoria virgaureae
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Helicidae
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Pachyprotasis simulans Larva
Possible Sapivores:
Aulacorthum solani

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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