Bromus hordeaceus [mollis] Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 15-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 9.5)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Linalool
Sesquiterpenoids Cadinol
Phenolics Elemicin, Estragole, Eugenol, Isosafrole,
Methyl Cinnamate, Methyl Eugenol, Myristicin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Meromyza saltatrix Larva
(Stem Borer)
Possible Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Elachista freyerella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Phorbia fumigata Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Lasiommata megera Larva

Thymelicus lineola Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Agriphila latistria Larva

Several Chrysomelidae
Possible Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Horistus orientalis
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes
Possible Granivores:
Eurygaster maura

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Soft Brome


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