Nardus stricta Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 10-30cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 25.5)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Cyanidin, Delphinidin
Other Opaline Silica

Biotopes:
Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Pollination: Wind
Herbivores:
Coenonympha pamphilus Larva

Cerapteryx graminis Larva

Tenthredopsis coquebertii Larva
Sapivores:
Neophilaenus lineatus

Javesella pellucida

Streptanus sordidus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Mat Grass


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