Holcus lanatus Linaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 20-80cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 12.5)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Peramine

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Puccinia coronata

Ramularia holci-lanati

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Cetema elongatum Larva
(Stem Borer)

Chlorops scalaris Larva
(Stem Borer)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Opomyza germinationis Larva
(Stem Borer)

Opomyza petrei Larva
(Stem Borer)

Phorbia fumigata Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Elachista freyerella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Most Hesperiidae Larvae

Mesapamea secalis Larva
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Several Miridae

Dicranotropis hamata

Javesella pellucida

Neophilaenus lineatus

Rhopalosiphum padi
Possible Sapivores:
Stenodema holsata

Stenotus binotatus

Conosanus obsoletus

Sitobion fragariae
Granivores:
Prunella modularis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Yorkshire Fog


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