Plantago maritima

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPlantaginaceaePlantagoPlantago maritima

Ecology

A perennial herb of the middle and upper zones of saltmarshes, coastal turf, rocks and cliffs, on coastal heaths and occasionally on shingle beaches and inland saltmarshes. In the uplands it is found in species-rich pastures, on stream banks, rock ledges and scree, and in stony flushes. It occasionally colonises inland road verges. 0-790 m (Caerns., Mid Perth and Co. Mayo).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Wide-boreal element; also in N. America.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1248

Height (cm): 15

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1295

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 405

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: -0.28

Weighted Changed Factor: -3

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

14

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004276