Lapsana communis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeLapsanaLapsana communis

Ecology

An annual to perennial herb, typically occurring in disturbed and shaded places, and thriving over a wide range of soil acidity and moisture. Habitats include open woodland, scrub, hedgerows, waste and cultivated ground, railway banks, roadsides and old walls. 0-440 m (Clun Forest, Salop).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; also in C. Asia and widely naturalised outside its native range.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1059

Height (cm): 95

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: 2437

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 895

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 13

Atlas Change Index: -0.47

Weighted Changed Factor: 2

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

15

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004515