Phleum pratense Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 20-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - July (Earliest: 30.5)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Coumaric, Diferulic, & Ferulic Acids, Chokorin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Melanostoma mellinum
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borers)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Phorbia fumigata Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Opomyza florum Larva
(Stem Borer)

Opomyza germinationis Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Thymelicus sylvestris

Several Noctuidae

Dolerus haematodes Larva

Selandria serva

Chaetocnema hortensis

Oulema melanopus

Phyllobius oblongus Larva
Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Sitobion avenae

Sitobion fragariae

Javesella pellucida
Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Timothy


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