Linaria purpurea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeLinariaLinaria purpurea

Ecology

A perennial herb, occurring as a garden escape or outcast on waste ground, roadsides and banks, along railways, on pavements, walls and rubbish tips, and in quarries. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of C. & S. Italy and Sicily.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 855

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1430

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 72

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: 3.66

Weighted Changed Factor: 57

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

16

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460386

Atlas text references

Atlas (223a)