Polygonum lapathifolium [Persicaria lapathifolia] Linnaeus 1753 (Family Polygonaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 10-120cm
Rarely Mycorrhizal
Annual
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - October (Earliest: 29.6)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Hydropiperoside, Lapathoside, Vanicoside
Flavonoids Kaempferol, Pinostrobin, Quercetin, Taxifolin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Around Buildings
Possible Parasites:
Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Idaea muricata Larva

Xanthorhoe spadicearia Larva

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Parasemia plantaginis

Deilephila elpenor
Possible Sapivores:
Lygus pratensis

Aulacorthum solani

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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