Chenopodium murale

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaChenopodiaceaeChenopodiumChenopodium murale

Ecology

An annual of disturbed, nutrient-rich cultivated and waste ground. Usually casual, it is long-established near the sea in S.E. England. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte C. murale has a Eurosiberian Southern-temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 797

Height (cm): 100

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: 412

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 8

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 13

Atlas Change Index: -1.63

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003099

Atlas text references

Atlas (82b)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1980)