Festuca rubra Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 20-70cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Stoloniferous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - July (Earliest: 5.6)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Ergovaline, Peramine
Phenolics Caffeic, Chlorogenic, Coumaric, Ferulic, Hydroxybenzaldehyde,
Hydroxybenzoic, Protocatechuic, Rosmarinic, Sinapic, & Vanillic Acids, Vanillin

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Ascochyta leptospora

Phyllachora sylvatica

Uromyces dactylidis

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Elachista freyerella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borer)

Opomyza germinationis Larva
(Stem Borer)
Possible Parasites:
Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borers)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Cerapteryx graminis Larva

Mesapamea secalella Larva

Rivula sericealis Larva

Several Tenthredinidae
Possible Herbivores:
Several Crambidae Larvae

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Cnephasia incertana

Dolerus nitens

Dolerus picipes Larva

Several Chrysomelidae
Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Neophilaenus lineatus

Philaenus spumarius

Dicranotropis divergens

Javesella pellucida

Zyginidia scutellaris

Sitobion avenae
Possible Sapivores:
Balclutha punctata

Delphacodes venosus

Rhopalosiphum padi
Possible Granivores:
Eurygaster maura

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Red Fescue


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