June: Phleum pratense is collected in the area around the Allergon site


Phleum pratense is native to Europe, North Africa and northern Asia, and has been introduced and widely cultivated as a hay and pasture grass in North and South America, South Africa and Australia. It is one of the world's most common grasses and one of the most common sources of animal fodder. It grows best in cooler, humid climates.
It grows to 1 m tall. It is a clump-forming, rather short-lived perennial with characteristic long, cylindrical, spikelike, somewhat purplish to silvery flower heads on wiry stems.

Phleum pratense flowers in June – July and we collect this species in the area and land around the Allergon site. The sowing of seeds take place in August the year before harvest.

Phleum pratense

Scientific name: Phleum pratense (Syn. Phleum nodosum)

Common name: Timothy grass

Family: Poaceae