Limosella australis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeLimosellaLimosella australis

Ecology

An annual to short-lived perennial of mudflats and saltmarsh pools, occurring as scattered plants or in dense swards. Reproduction by seed occurs, but plants spread mostly by stolons. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Boreo-temperate element; in Europe restricted to Wales, but widespread in coastal regions of eastern N. America.

Broad Habitats

Littoral sediment (includes saltmarsh and saltmarsh pools)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1608

Height (cm): 4

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Far-creeping by stolons in illuminated medium

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 6

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460367