Poa pratensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 15-80cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 26.4)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Loline

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Blumeria graminis

EpichloŽ typhina

Several Pucciniaceae

Elachista argentella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Elachista freyerella

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)

Cetema cereris Larva (Stem Borer)

Opomyza florum Larva (Stem Borer)

Elachista canapennella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Elachista subalbidella Larva (Leaf Miner)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae

Thymelicus lineola Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Chaetocnema hortensis
Possible Herbivores:
Several Crambidae Larvae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Helcystogramma rufescens Larva

Many Tenthredinidae

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Phyllobius oblongus
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Several Miridae

Dicranotropis hamata

Javesella pellucida

Rhopalosiphum insertum

Sitobion avenae

Neophilaenus lineatus
Possible Sapivores:
Rhopalosiphum padi

Stenodema holsata

Zyginidia scutellaris

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


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