Maianthemum bifolium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeMaianthemumMaianthemum bifolium

Ecology

A rhizomatous, perennial herb of free-draining acidic soils in Quercus-Betula woodlands, but also persisting at sites replanted with conifers. Flowering and seed-set is poor. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurasian Boreo-temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 3

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15

Annual Precipitation (mm): 753

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 4

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.32

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460559