Vaccinium oxycoccos Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ericaceae)


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Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 2-15cm
Ericoid Mycorrhizal
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 5.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Monotropein
Saponins Ursolic Acid
Flavonoids Cyanidin, Peonidin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Benzoic, Chlorogenic, & Ellagic Acids
Other Acids Citric

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Boloria aquilonaris
Parasites:
Exobasidium rostrupii
Herbivores:
Boloria aquilonaris

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Noctua fimbriata Larva

Phiaris schulziana Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Polia bombycina Larva

Chloroclysta miata

Strophosoma capitatum
Possible Florivores:
Eana incanana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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