Polygonum aviculare

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPolygonaceaePolygonumPolygonum aviculare

Ecology

An annual of open and disturbed ground, including arable land, gardens, waste places and seashores. The species remains a significant agricultural weed. 0-550 m (Northumberland), with an exceptional record at 670 m on Great Dun Fell (Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Wide-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© Shannon, P

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1039

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2030

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 819

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000455480