Crepis vesicaria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeCrepisCrepis vesicaria

Ecology

A usually biennial herb, sometimes annual or perennial, of lightly mown or grazed grassland on roadsides, lawns, railway banks and in waste places. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of the Mediterranean region and S.W. Asia.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 858

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1227

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 302

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: 0.6

Weighted Changed Factor: 8

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

19

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004572