Bellis perennis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 2-15cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering January - December (Earliest: 10.1)

Protective Chemicals
Saponins Bellissaponin, Perennisaponin
Flavonoids Apigenin
Other Phenolics Tannins
Polyacetylenes Diynoic Acid
Other Acids Acetic, Malic, Oxalic

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Exallonyx confusus

Lycaena helle

Anthocharis cardamines

Pieris napi

Panemeria tenebrata

Pseudopanthera macularia

Many Empididae

Many Syrphidae

Musca autumnalis

Neomyia cornicina

Fannia atra

Bellardia viarum

Pollenia rudis

Scathophaga furcata

Scathophaga stercoraria

Egle ciliata

Phorbia fumigata

Siphona ingerae

Oedemera lurida

Oedemera virescens

Sagittogethes ovatus

Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata
Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Apteropeda orbiculata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores::
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana
Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Daisy


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