Lepidium ruderale

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeLepidiumLepidium ruderale

Ecology

An annual, or rarely biennial, herb of banks and bare waste land near the sea, and of salted road verges. It is also frequent as a casual of roadsides, rubbish tips, gardens and waste places. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

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

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 757

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: 545

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 7

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: -0.04

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002831