Deschampsia cespitosa (Linnaeus 1753) Palisot de Beauvois 1812 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 30-150cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - July (Earliest: 1.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Puccinia coronata

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borers)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Thymelicus sylvestris

Several Crambidae Larvae

Many Noctuidae Larvae

Euthrix potatoria

Several Tenthredinidae
Sapivores:
Stenodema holsata

Stenotus binotatus

Delphacodes venosus

Dicranotropis hamata

Ischnodemus sabuleti

Streptanus sordidus

Neophilaenus lineatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Tufted Hair-grass


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