Rumex obtusifolius Linnaeus 1753 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-120cm
Rarely Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 17.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Catechin, Epicatechin, Glucopyranoside
Acids Ascorbalamic
Other Oxalate

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Bombus lucorum

Bombus terrestris

Monostegia abdominalis

Cnephasia communana

Nemophora degeerella

Several Syrphidae
Parasites:
Ramularia rubella

Venturia rumicis

Uromyces rumicis

Pegomya bicolor Larva

Apion frumentarium
(Leaf Gall)

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

Lycaena tityrus Larva

Several Erebidae

Several Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Pandemis heparana

Triodia sylvina Larva

Nematus vicinus Larva

Several Curculionidae Larvae

Chaetocnema concinna

Gastrophysa viridula

Helicidae
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 Miridae

Coreus marginatus

Philaenus spumarius

Aphis fabae

Aphis sambuci
Possible Sapivores:
Cercopis vulnerata

Cicadella viridis
Frugivores:
Coreus marginatus Nymph

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Broad-leaved Dock


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

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