Kickxia spuria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeKickxiaKickxia spuria

Ecology

An annual of arable land and open waste ground, usually on calcareous soils, in similar habitats to K. elatine and often growing with it. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte K. spuria has a European Southern-temperate distribution.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 737

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 622

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.07

Weighted Changed Factor: 14

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

27

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004074

Atlas text references

Atlas (224a)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.