Mibora minima

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeMiboraMibora minima


A diminutive winter-annual of coastal sand dunes in Wales, on open nutrient-poor substrates which are free-draining but damp in winter; also, in the Channel Islands, on barish gravelly cliff-slopes. It is recorded at other dune sites in England and Scotland, and inland as a casual plant in nurseries and gardens. Lowland.



World Distribution

Suboceanic Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 861

Height (cm): 8

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)



Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 7

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: -0.01

JNCC Designations