Cicerbita alpina

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeCicerbitaCicerbita alpina

Ecology

A tall perennial of ledges inaccessible to grazing animals on moist, predominantly N.-facing acidic rocks, often where there is late snow-lie. From 700 m in Glen Doll (Angus) to 1090 m on Lochnagar (S. Aberdeen), but formerly at 530 m in Glen Canness (Angus).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreal-montane element; a woodland and sub-montane meadow species across much of its European range.

© Pete Stroh

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -1.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 10.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1375

Height (cm): 130

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Comment on Clonality

"CTW imply that only C. macrophylla is far-creeping, but this is probably not true"

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 4

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004546