Juncus compressus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeJuncusJuncus compressus

Ecology

A compact to spreading, rhizomatous perennial herb found in marshes, wet meadows and pastures, often near the sea and sometimes in brackish conditions, occasionally with J. gerardii. 0-370 m (above Dent station, N.W. Yorks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 746

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 430

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 4

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -1.09

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002213