Myosotis ramosissima

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaBoraginaceaeMyosotisMyosotis ramosissima


An annual of open habitats or bare ground on dry, relatively infertile soils. It is found in chalk and limestone grassland, on sandy heaths and banks, stabilised dunes, the borders of sandy cultivated fields, railway tracks, rocks, walls, gravel-pits, quarry spoil and waste ground. 0-430 m (above Swindale, Brough, Westmorland).



World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element.

© Shannon, P

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 823

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)



Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1174

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 52

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: 0.11

Weighted Changed Factor: -16

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (215c)
Grime JP, Hodgson JG, Hunt R
1988.  Comparative Plant Ecology.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.