Oxytropis halleri

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeOxytropisOxytropis halleri

Ecology

A perennial herb found on mountain rock ledges and grassy slopes on Dalradian limestone and schists, and on base-rich sandstone sea-cliffs and calcareous sand dunes. The larger populations occur at coastal sites in Sutherland. From sea level at Bettyhill (W. Sutherland) to 760 m on Ben Vrackie (E. Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreal-montane element, but absent from the Boreal zonobiome. In mainland Europe O. halleri is strictly montane.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 12.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1141

Height (cm): 13

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 16

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.16

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000461437