Rumex acetosella Linnaeus 1753 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flowers

Fruit

Height: 10-50cm
Rarely Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Dioecious, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 24.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Hyperoside
Other Oxalate

Biotopes:
Meadows
Parasites:
Erysiphe betae

Ramularia rubella

Venturia rumicis

Uromyces rumicis

Pegomya bicolor Larva

Monochroa tenebrella Larva
(Root Miner)
Herbivores:
Capreolus capreolus

Several Lycaenidae Larvae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Autographa gamma

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Dypterygia scabriuscula Larva

Adscita statices Larva

Ametastegia equiseti Larva

Apion frumentarium

Apion haematodes

Gastrophysa viridula
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Crambidae Larvae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Many Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Parasemia plantaginis

Altica oleracea

Phyllobius oblongus Larva

Phyllobius pyri Larva

Ametastegia glabrata Larva
Sapivores:
Coreus marginatus

Philaenus spumarius

Aphis acetosae

Aulacorthum solani
Possible Sapivores:
Cercopis vulnerata

Cicadella viridis
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata

Eupithecia satyrata
Granivores:
Coreus marginatus Nymph

Scolopostethus affinis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sheep's Sorrel


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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