Linum bienne

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLinaceaeLinumLinum bienne

Ecology

An annual, biennial or short-lived perennial herb of dry grassy places and grassland-scrub mosaics, chiefly near the sea; its habitats include cliff-slopes and coombes, path and field margins, roadsides, railway banks and old quarries. It appears to favour warm, sheltered, S.-facing slopes and relatively infertile, drought-prone soils. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 914

Height (cm): 45

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Perennation - secondary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Comment on Life Form

According to Stace (1991) not normally annual

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 352

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 82

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: 0.06

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460399