Hierochloe odorata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeHierochloeHierochloe odorata

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial herb occurring in a range of wetland habitats, including lakeside reed-beds, sedge swamps, Salix carr, river banks and wet meadows; also, in S.W. Scotland, at the base of coastal cliffs where streams emerge and along the upper edge of fringing saltmarshes. 0-300 m (Clearburn Loch, Selkirks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1092

Height (cm): 55

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 18

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.39

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000459706