Dock family : POLYGONACEAE (CARYOPHYLLIDAE) in Australia
including
Calligonaceae, Coccolobaceae, Eriogonaceae, Persicariaceae, and Rumicaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Acetosa sagittata
Turkey Rhubarb
Sydney, November 2006

Antigonon leptopus
Coral Vine
Sydney, November 2006

Homalocladium platycladum
Tapeworm Plant
Wyee, November 2007

Muehlenbeckia adpressa
Climbing Lignum
Tibooburra, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens,

Muehlenbergia complexa
Wire Vine
Manly, December 2008

Persicaria decipiens
Slender Knotweed
Wyee, March 2007

Persicaria maculosa
Redshank
Sydney, December 2006

Polygonum capitatum
Pink Knotweed
Sydney, August 2006

Rheum rhabarbarum
Rhubarb
Sydney, June 2007

Rumex brownii
Swamp Dock
Wyee, March 2008

Rumex conglomeratus
Clustered Dock
Wyee, November 2007

Rumex crispus
Dock
Gympie, October 2006

Caterpillars of some Australian Butterflies and Moths favour species in POLYGONACEAE for their foodplant, including:


Pyropteron doryliformis

Hypolimnas bolina

Apina callisto

Hippotion celerio

Hippotion scrofa

Opogona omoscopa

Ostrinia furnacalis

Merophyas divulsana

Achaea janata

Aloa marginata

Neumichtis saliaris

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(updated 4 January 2013)