Matricaria recutita

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeMatricariaMatricaria recutita

Ecology

An aromatic annual of arable land, especially in cereal crops, and waste places. It usually occurs on light soils, but is sometimes found on loams and heavy clays. 0-365 m (Kirkstone, Westmorland).

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte M. recutita has a European Southern-temperate distribution, but it is widely naturalised so that its distribution is now Circumpolar Southern-temperate.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 868

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1588

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 51

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: 0.92

Weighted Changed Factor: 28

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

18

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004461