Polygonum persicaria [Persicaria maculosa] Linnaeus 1753 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 20-100cm
Rarely Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - October (Earliest: 4.6)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Hyperoside, Isoquercitrin, Quercetin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Microhabitat:
Bare Ground
Flower Visitors:
Episyrphus balteatus
Parasites:
Septoria polygonorum

Pegomya bicolor Larva
Possible Parasites:
Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Ceramica pisi

Lacanobia w-latinum

Scopula floslactata Larva

Chaetocnema concinna

Gastrophysa viridula

Ametastegia equiseti Larva

Tenthredo mesomela Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Idaea muricata Larva

Xanthorhoe spadicearia Larva

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Parasemia plantaginis

Deilephila elpenor
Sapivores:
Coreus marginatus

Aphis fabae
Possible Sapivores:
Lygus pratensis

Aulacorthum solani
Frugivores:
Coreus marginatus Nymph

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Persicaria


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