Galium palustre

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRubiaceaeGaliumGalium palustre

Ecology

A perennial herb of seasonal or permanently wetland habitats, including wet meadows, marshes, fens, ditches, ponds and lakesides. It grows on a wide range of soil types, but has a preference for non-calcareous substrates. 0-825 m (Cross Fell, Cumberland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate element; also in N. America.

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1105

Height (cm): 75

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2652

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 932

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: 0.07

Weighted Changed Factor: 5

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

19

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004313