Oxytropis campestris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeOxytropisOxytropis campestris

Ecology

A tufted perennial herb, confined in Britain to limestone and calcareous schists, where it grows in open communities of a southerly to south-westerly aspect. Its two inland sites are upland, between 500 and 640 m at Clova (Angus), but its third site is on sea-cliffs between 25 and 180 m.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurasian Arctic-montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Calcareous grassland (includes lowland and montane types)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 0.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 11.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1392

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 3

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003273