Molinia caerulea (Linnaeus 1753) Moench 1794 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 10-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - September (Earliest: 9.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Melanostoma scalare
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Puccinia nemoralis
Herbivores:
Several Hesperiidae

Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Several Noctuidae

Hypenodes humidalis Larva

Rivula sericealis Larva

Crambus pascuella Larva

Longitarsus nigerrimus

Phyllotreta vittula
Sapivores:
Stenodema holsata

Stenotus binotatus

Neophilaenus lineatus

Delphacodes venosus

Jassargus sursumflexus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Purple Moor Grass


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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