Ranunculus ficaria Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ranunculaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-25cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 21.3)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Protoanemonin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Gonepteryx rhamni

Aglais urticae

Scathophaga stercoraria

Cheilosia pagana

Phorbia fumigata

Fannia scalaris

Geomyza tripunctata

Sagittogethes ovatus
Parasites:
Uromyces dactylidis

Phytomyza ranunculi
Herbivores:
Mesotype didymata

Monophadnus pallescens Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Callimorpha dominula

Xestia triangulum Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Otiorhynchus porcatus
Possible Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Possible Florivores:
Cnephasia pasiuana

Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Lesser Celandine


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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