Holcus mollis Linnaeus 1759 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 20-80cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Stoloniferous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 14.5)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Blumeria graminis

Puccinia coronata

Ramularia holci-lanati

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Meromyza variegata Larva
(Stem Borer)

Oscinella frit Larva
(Stem Borer)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Elachista chrysodesmella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Elachista freyerella

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Lasiommata megera Larva

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Thymelicus sylvestris

Mesapamea secalis Larva

Dolerus nigratus Larva

Tenthredopsis friesei Larva
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Rhopalosiphum padi

Sitobion avenae

Dicranotropis hamata

Balclutha punctata
Possible Sapivores:
Stenodema holsata

Conosanus obsoletus

Javesella discolor

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Creeping Soft Grass


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