Ononis repens

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeOnonisOnonis repens

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial sub-shrub, widespread in grasslands on base-rich, well-drained, light soils, and also on calcareous boulder-clays. On the coast it occurs on sand dunes and shingle, and inland it is frequently a colonist of sandy or gravelly road verges. 0-365 m (Weardale, Co. Durham).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

© M. Cotterill, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Calcareous grassland (includes lowland and montane types)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 878

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Life Form - secondary

Hemicryptophyte

Comment on Life Form

May be genuineline intermediate

Woodiness

Semi-woody

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1664

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 178

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 13

Atlas Change Index: -0.45

Weighted Changed Factor: -10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

19

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003215