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

Broad-leaved Dock Virus A

Pegomya bicolor Larva

Apion frumentarium Larva
(Root & Stem Borer)

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

Lycaena tityrus Larva

Several Erebidae

Several Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Clepsis rurinana

Pandemis heparana

Triodia sylvina Larva

Nematus vicinus Larva

Several Curculionidae Larvae

Chaetocnema concinna

Gastrophysa viridula

Cepaea
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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