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 polygoni

Ramularia rubella

Venturia rumicis

Uromyces rumicis

Pegomya bicolor Larva

Monochroa tenebrella Larva (Root Miner)

Several Apionidae Larvae (Root Borers)
Herbivores:
Capreolus capreolus

Several Lycaenidae Larvae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Autographa gamma

Diacrisia sannio Larva

Dypterygia scabriuscula Larva

Adscita statices Larva

Ametastegia equiseti Larva

Ametastegia glabrata Larva

Rhinoncus pericarpius

Gastrophysa viridula
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Crambidae Larvae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Many Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Several Tenthredinidae

Altica oleracea

Phyllobius oblongus Larva

Phyllobius pyri Larva
Sapivores:
Aphis acetosae

Aulacorthum solani

Coreus marginatus

Philaenus spumarius

Lygus maritimus
Possible Sapivores:
Aphrodes makarovi

Cicadella viridis

Cercopis vulnerata

Macrosiphum euphorbiae
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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