Arrhenatherum elatius (Linnaeus 1753) Palisot de Beauvois in Presl & Presl 1819 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 5-25cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 1.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Blumeria graminis

Puccinia coronata

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Meromyza nigriventris Larva
(Stem Borer)

Oscinella frit Larva
(Stem Borer)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Toxoneura quinquemaculata Larva (Stem Borer)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Melanargia galathea Larva

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Oligia fasciuncula Larva

Xestia sexstrigata Larva

Helcystogramma rufescens Larva

Dolerus gonager

Dolerus niger Larva

Chaetocnema hortensis
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Several Miridae

Ischnodemus sabuleti

Cercopis vulnerata

Dicranotropis hamata

Neophilaenus campestris

Conosanus obsoletus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Tall Oat Grass


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