Matthiola incana

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeMatthiolaMatthiola incana

Ecology

A short-lived perennial, well-naturalised on sea-cliffs, shingle and other habitats by the sea, and occasionally inland where it is more obviously a garden escape. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

A Mediterranean-Atlantic species; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© M. Cotterill, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 874

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Semi-woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 107

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 2

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 6

Atlas Change Index: 0.75

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460619