Galium boreale

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRubiaceaeGaliumGalium boreale

Ecology

A perennial herb of damp, usually base-enriched substrates, occurring in rocky places, on mountain ledges and screes, in base-rich flushes in montane grassland, on river shingle and stony lake shores, and on stabilised sand dunes. 0-1065 m (Ben Lawers, Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 12.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1580

Height (cm): 45

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Comment on Clonality

"Sell (draft) says ""with rooting stolons""; Clopla1 indicates that rhizomes long-lived"

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 561

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 101

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.52

Weighted Changed Factor: -17

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

26

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004307