Polygonatum verticillatum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaePolygonatumPolygonatum verticillatum

Ecology

A rhizomatous, perennial herb usually found on moist, nutrient-rich, usually basic, soils in wooded gorges and on a wooded river bank. Plants reproduce vegetatively, by rhizomatous spread, but fruiting is generally poor, with recruitment from seed apparently very infrequent. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 4

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 1.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1061

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 10

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002162