Polygonum aviculare Linnaeus 1753 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-80cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - November (Earliest: 30.5)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Panicudine
Triterpenoids Saponins
Flavonoids Astragalin, Avicularin, Betmidin, Cynaroside,
Juglanin, Kaempferol, Liquiritin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Coumarins
Phytoestrogens Aviculin
Quinonoids Anthraquinone

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Pollination: Autopollination
Parasites:
Pegomya bicolor Larva
Possible Parasites:
Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae Larvae

Many Noctuidae

Euclidia mi Larva

Macrothylacia rubi

Nomophila noctuella Larva

Altica oleracea

Chaetocnema concinna

Hypera rumicis
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Idaea muricata Larva

Xanthorhoe spadicearia Larva

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Parasemia plantaginis

Deilephila elpenor
Sapivores:
Coreus marginatus
Possible Sapivores:
Lygus pratensis

Aulacorthum solani
Frugivores:
Coreus marginatus Nymph

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Knotgrass


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