Leersia oryzoides

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeLeersiaLeersia oryzoides

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial herb of nutrient-rich mud around the cattle-trampled margins of lakes and ponds, in ditches, on canal banks and riversides; also formerly in wet meadows. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; also in C. and E. Asia and N. America.

Broad Habitats

Standing water and canals

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 766

Height (cm): 90

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 21

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.4

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002496