Phalaroides [Phalaris] arundinacea (Linnaeus 1753) Rauschert 1969 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 50-150cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - July (Earliest: 9.6)

Protective Chemicals
Indole Alkaloids Carboline, Gramine, Hordenine
Flavonoids Cyanidin, Peonidin

Biotopes:
Stream Banks

Pond Edges
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Puccinia coronata

Oligia strigilis Larva
(Stem Borer)

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Chlorops limbatus Larva
(Stem Borer)

Oscinella pusilla Larva
(Stem Borer)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Aphantopus hyperantus Larva

Ochlodes sylvanus Larva

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Euthrix potatoria

Mythimna pallens Larva

Selandria serva

Tenthredopsis coquebertii Larva
Sapivores:
Ischnodemus sabuleti

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Reed Canary-grass


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