Listera cordata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrchidaceaeListeraListera cordata

Ecology

A perennial herb found in moorland and on peat bogs, often growing in Sphagnum or in the moss layer beneath Calluna and Vaccinium, always in wet, acidic conditions. It also grows in moss in damp, heavily shaded wood-carr, and occasionally under Pinus. Reproduction is by seed and root-buds. 0-1065 m (Stob Coire an Easain, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element, with a disjunct distribution.

© Pete Stroh

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 3

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 12.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1450

Height (cm): 10

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 822

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 96

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.32

Weighted Changed Factor: 46

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460406