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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : rbipe

Scientific name: Rubia peregrina L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Rubia reiseri Halácsy.

Classification: Rubiaceae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: wild madder

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Wilder Krapp ; ES : rubia ; FR : garance voyageuse ; IT : robbia selvatica ; PT : ruiva-branca ; EN : wild madder ;

Biological type: Perennial with rhizomes, Perennial with stolons

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons remain below the ground (hypogeal germination).

- Leaves entire, linear, acute at the apex.

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 30-150 cm.

- Stem ascending or diffuse, with branched and stoloniferous stems from the rhizome. Stems with long 4-angled hooked spiny inter-nodes. Plant with yellow-orange stock.

- Leaves obovate to lanceolate, whorled, glabrous, leathery, with cartilaginous and prickled margins.

- Flowers yellow in cymes.

- Fruits : fleshy and black berries. Just a single carpel gives a fruit.

- Plant protected in the department of Haute-Vienne (decree 01/09/89).[France]. Root used for red dyeing.

- Biological type: perennial with rhizomes and stolons.

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Present     France  Present     Portugal  Present    

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