Bistorta officinalis [Persicaria, Polygonum bistorta] Delarbre 1800 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-100cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 30.4)

Protective Chemicals
Terpenoids Friedelin
Phenolics Gallic Acid, Tannins
Acids Oxalic
Sterols Sitosterol

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Wet Forest
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Several Tenthredinidae

Odynerus spinipes

Most Lycaenidae

Several Nymphalidae

Ochlodes sylvanus

Pyrgus malvae

Aporia crataegi

Pieris napi

Several Erebidae

Several Geometridae

Autographa gamma

Oligia fasciuncula

Adela croesella

Synanthedon spheciformis

Adscita statices

Anthophila fabriciana

Crambus lathoniellus

Several Empidae

Several Syrphidae

Phaonia angelicae

Phaonia nymphaearum

Ochlerotatus punctor

Cynomya mortuorum

Empis livida

Several Cerambycidae

Several Oedemeridae

Clytra laeviuscula

Clytra quadripunctata

Trichius fasciatus

Malachius bipustulatus

Panorpa communis
Parasites:
Erysiphe polygoni

Ramularia bistortae

Septoria polygonorum

Puccinia bistortae

Chromatomyia horticola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Lycaena helle Larva

Boloria aquilonaris

Boloria eunomia

Charanyca ferruginea Larva

Ametastegia glabrata Larva

Cepaea
Possible Herbivores:
Idaea muricata Larva

Xanthorhoe spadicearia Larva

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Parasemia plantaginis

Clepsis consimilana Larva

Deilephila elpenor
Sapivores:
Lygus wagneri

Aphis fabae
Possible Sapivores:
Aulacorthum solani

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Bistort


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