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: 30.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Puccinia coronata

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Toxoneura quinquemaculata Larva (Stem Borer)

Meromyza nigriventris Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Melanargia galathea Larva

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Oligia fasciuncula Larva

Helcystogramma rufescens Larva

Dolerus gonager

Dolerus niger Larva

Chaetocnema hortensis
Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Metopolophium fasciatum

Sitobion avenae

Ischnodemus sabuleti

Cercopis vulnerata

Dicranotropis hamata

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


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