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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / internal feeder
larva of Acanthiophilus helianthi feeds within capitulum of Serratula tinctoria

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / internal feeder
larva of Chaetostomella cylindrica feeds within capitulum of Serratula tinctoria

Foodplant / miner
larva of Chromatomyia syngenesiae mines leaf of Serratula tinctoria

Foodplant / parasite
Golovinomyces cichoracearum parasitises live Serratula tinctoria

Foodplant / parasite
uredinoid aecium of Puccinia hieracii var. hieracii parasitises live Serratula tinctoria
Other: minor host/prey

Foodplant / parasite
cluster-cup of aecium of Puccinia schroeteriana parasitises live Serratula tinctoria
Remarks: Other: uncertain

Foodplant / internal feeder
larva of Terellia vectensis feeds within capitulum of Serratula tinctoria
Other: sole host/prey

Foodplant / internal feeder
larva of Trupanea stellata feeds within capitulum of Serratula tinctoria

Foodplant / gall
larva of Urophora quadrifasciata causes gall of capitulum of Serratula tinctoria

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Urophora spoliata feeds on Serratula tinctoria
Other: sole host/prey

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Serratula tinctoria

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Serratula tinctoria

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

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Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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Wikipedia

Saw-wort

Serratula tinctoria - MHNT

Serratula tinctoria, commonly known as saw-wort, is a species in the genus Serratula. It is a native of Europe and a thistle like flower head. It grows in moist soil, full sun to part shade,[1] and grows up to one metre tall.

This is an introduced plant in a small area of the northeastern United States, where it is called the Dyer's plumeless saw-wort.[2]

Flowers of Serratula tinctoria
Leaf of Serratula tinctoria

Uses[edit]

S. tinctoria is the source of a yellow dye.[1] As a herbal preparation, the plant is thought to mend ruptures and wounds.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Serratula tinctoria". Plants For A Future. 
  2. ^ "Serratula tinctoria". USDA PLANTS. 
  3. ^ Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland by Rae Spencer-Jones and Sarah Cuttle,page 202,published 2005, ISBN 1 85626 503 X
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