Chenopodium ficifolium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaChenopodiaceaeChenopodiumChenopodium ficifolium

Ecology

An annual of disturbed, nutrient-rich ground, especially cultivated land on deep, fertile soils. It is usually casual but can be persistent in S. England and S. Wales. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte C. ficifolium has a Eurosiberian Temperate distribution.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 745

Height (cm): 90

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 745

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 11

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 7

Atlas Change Index: 1.9

Weighted Changed Factor: 57

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

22

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000457262

Atlas text references

Atlas (82a)
Jalas & Suominen (1980)