Anthoxanthum odoratum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 10-60cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - June (Earliest: 17.4)

Protective Chemicals
Coumarins Coumarin
Phenolic Acids Benzoic

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Several Syrphidae

Thricops semicinereus

Ctenicera pectinicornis
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Blumeria graminis

EpichloŽ typhina

Puccinia coronata

Opomyza petrei Larva (Stem Borer)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva (Leaf Miner)

Oscinella frit Larva (Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Thymelicus sylvestris
Sapivores:
Sitobion fragariae

Ribautodelphax angulosus

Stenodema laevigata
Decomposers:
Pyrenophora dematioidea

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sweet Vernal Grass


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