Chenopodium vulvaria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaChenopodiaceaeChenopodiumChenopodium vulvaria

Ecology

A foetid, often prostrate annual of disturbed, nutrient-rich soil on sandy shingle beaches, sand dunes and coastal cliffs, where the soil is enriched by the droppings of sea-birds. It was formerly a ruderal of places enriched with animal dung. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte C. vulvaria has a Eurosiberian Southern-temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 9

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 752

Height (cm): 35

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: 180

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 6

Atlas Change Index: -2.6

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003090