Vaccinium vitis-idaea Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ericaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flowers

Fruit

Height: 10-30cm
Ericoid Mycorrhizal
Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 16.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Monotropein
Flavonoids Catechin, Kaempferol, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Benzoic, Caffeoyl, Ferulic, & Gallic
Acids, Arbutin, Ericolin, Tannins
Other Acids Citric

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Peat Bogs and Mires

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Andrena lapponica

Bombus hypnorum

Pyrgus malvae
Parasites:
Monilinia urnula

Exobasidium vaccinii
Herbivores:
Callophrys rubi Larva

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Macrothylacia rubi

Caliroa annulipes
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Polia bombycina Larva

Chloroclysta miata

Strophosoma capitatum
Possible Florivores:
Eana incanana

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Cowberry


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

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