Stellaria holostea Linnaeus 1753 (Family Caryophyllaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-50cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - June (Earliest: 13.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Luteolin, Vicenin

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Platygaster tisias

Platygaster marchali

Pieris napi

Celastrina argiolus

Coenonympha pamphilus

Panemeria tenebrata

Several Empididae

Several Syrphidae

Sepsis violacea

Alliopsis billbergi

Phorbia nuceicornis

Bradysia albanensis

Bibio johannis

Bellardia pandia

Dioctria atricapilla

Scathophaga stercoraria

Oedemera lurida

Dasytes niger

Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata
Parasites:
Coleophora solitariella

Scaptomyza graminum Larva (Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Mesotype didymata

Caryocolum blandella Larva

Caryocolum kroesmanniella Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Rhogogaster chlorosoma Larva

Rhogogaster viridis Larva

Cylindrotoma distinctissima Larva
Florivores:
Eupithecia pygmaeata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Greater Stitchwort


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