Hordeum secalinum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeHordeumHordeum secalinum

Ecology

A perennial herb of meadows, pastures and roadsides, often in river valley floodplains and showing a strong preference for sticky clay soils. In coastal areas it is frequently abundant in grazing marsh grasslands and on earthen sea walls. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Improved grassland

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 742

Height (cm): 70

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 926

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 30

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.19

Weighted Changed Factor: 12

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000459754