Lepidium campestre

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeLepidiumLepidium campestre

Ecology

An annual, or occasionally biennial, herb of open grassland and arable fields, particularly on sandy or gravelly soils; also found on roadsides and walls, in gardens and waste places. It is often persistent, but occurs just as frequently as a casual. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte L. campestre has a European Temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 801

Height (cm): 40

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: 886

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 26

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.7

Weighted Changed Factor: 2

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

45

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460248