Serratula tinctoria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeSerratulaSerratula tinctoria

Ecology

A perennial herb of calcareous grassland, hay and fen-meadows, wet heaths and heathy mires, open scrub and woodland, rocky lake shores and cliff-tops; also in artificial habitats including roadside verges and railway banks. 0-560 m (Fur Tor, Dartmoor, S. Devon).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Calcareous grassland (includes lowland and montane types)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 965

Height (cm): 70

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 945

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.21

Weighted Changed Factor: 13

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

35

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004513