Taxonomy

Phleum pratense | Timothy | Tiomóid

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Meadows, pastures and roadsides

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Seed accession in the National Genebank, Backweston (wild seed collected in 2010).Material held in Oakpark, Teagasc.

Use

Forage crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

There are numerous strains of this important fodder plant, which vary considerably in growth and in the value to the farmer. Some of the older strains are short-lived and very stemmy. However many new strains, with more palatable leafy growth are now available for both hay and grazing. This species is very common in Ireland