Radiola linoides

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLinaceaeRadiolaRadiola linoides


A small annual of damp, bare, infertile, peaty or sandy ground in acid grasslands and heaths, by ponds, on tracks and in woodland rides. Near the coast it occurs in dune-slacks, sandy grassland, on machair, and in soil-filled rock cracks. Lowland.



World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Dwarf shrub heath (cover of dwarf shrubs at least 25%)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1061

Height (cm): 6

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)



Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 548

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 115

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: -0.87

JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (90c)
Byfield A, Pearman D
1996.  Dorset's disappearing heathland flora.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.