Rumex crispus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-120cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 30.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Parasites:
Erysiphe polygoni

Ramularia rubella

Venturia rumicis

Uromyces rumicis

Pegomya bicolor Larva

Apion frumentarium Larva
(Root & Stem Borer)

Perapion violaceum Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Lycaena phlaeas Larva

Lycaena tityrus Larva

Several Erebidae

Several Noctuidae

Lycia hirtaria Larva

Hypera rumicis

Rhinoncus pericarpius

Chaetocnema concinna

Gastrophysa viridula
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Crambidae Larvae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Many Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Altica oleracea

Phyllobius oblongus Larva

Phyllobius pyri Larva

Ametastegia glabrata Larva
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Coreus marginatus

Philaenus spumarius
Possible Sapivores:
Aphrodes makarovi

Cicadella viridis

Cercopis vulnerata

Macrosiphum euphorbiae
Frugivores:
Coreus marginatus Nymph

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Curled Dock


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