Poa pratensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 15-80cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 27.4)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Loline

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Several Pucciniaceae

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Elachista freyerella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borer)

Meromyza saltatrix Larva
(Stem Borer)

Opomyza germinationis Larva
(Stem Borer)
Possible Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Ascochyta leptospora

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

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

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Chaetocnema hortensis
Possible Herbivores:
Several Crambidae Larvae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Helcystogramma rufescens Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Phyllobius oblongus
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Dicranotropis hamata

Javesella pellucida

Notostira elongata

Neophilaenus lineatus

Sitobion avenae
Possible Sapivores:
Rhopalosiphum padi

Stenodema holsata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Smooth Meadow-grass


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