Poa trivialis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 30-100cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 29.5)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Peramine

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires

Pond Edge

Stream Banks
Pollination: Wind
Parasites:
Blumeria graminis

EpichloŽ typhina

Puccinia poarum

Uromyces dactylidis

Elachista chrysodesmella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Elachista freyerella

Several Chloropidae Larvae (Stem Borers)

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:
Maniola jurtina Larva

Pararge aegeria Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Several Crambidae Larvae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Helcystogramma rufescens Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Phyllobius oblongus Larva
Sapivores:
Javesella pellucida

Metopolophium dirhodum
Possible Sapivores:
Rhopalosiphum padi

Stenodema holsata

Zyginidia scutellaris

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


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