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

Rhinoncus pericarpius

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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