Juncus squarrosus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeJuncusJuncus squarrosus

Ecology

A wiry, tufted perennial herb which is characteristic of wet peaty heath and moorland, raised and valley mires and upland flushes on acidic substrates. 0-1040 m (Carrantuohill, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Suboceanic Temperate element; also in Greenland.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1254

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1849

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 484

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Weighted Changed Factor: -3

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

10

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002210