Galium saxatile

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRubiaceaeGaliumGalium saxatile

Ecology

A low-growing perennial herb of infertile acidic soils, occurring in grassland, on heaths, in rocky places and open woods, and locally on disturbed or derelict ground. 0-1215 m (Ben Lawers, Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Suboceanic Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1148

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Comment on Clonality

Extensively clonal by rooting stems according to Grime et al.

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2489

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 793

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: -0.15

Weighted Changed Factor: -28

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

8

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004310