Romulea columnae

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaIridaceaeRomuleaRomulea columnae

Ecology

A cormous perennial herb of short, open turf on freely-draining sandy ground and cliff-slopes near the sea. Reproduction is mostly by seed, with division of the corm apparently much less significant. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 6.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 842

Height (cm): 6

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tuberous or bulbous, slowing cloning by offsets

Comment on Clonality

Producing offsets freely (CTW)

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002277