Cochlearia anglica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeCochleariaCochlearia anglica

Ecology

A biennial to perennial herb found in saltmarshes on soft, silty substrates, and in firmer areas of mud (and on sea-walls) near the high water mark of estuaries and tidal rivers. Unlike C. officinalis and C. danica, it is not found by roads. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Littoral sediment (includes saltmarsh and saltmarsh pools)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 6

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 917

Height (cm): 40

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Perennation - secondary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 297

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 95

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.02

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002855