Lactuca saligna

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeLactucaLactuca saligna

Ecology

This autumn- or spring-germinating annual occurs on disturbed, sandy shingle and old sea walls, growing on sparsely vegetated ground; also formerly on the banks of rivers and ditches in East Anglia, and, rarely, on paths and cliffs in Essex. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 601

Height (cm): 75

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: 36

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -1.51

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004536