Vulpia myuros

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeVulpiaVulpia myuros

Ecology

An annual growing by railways, on walls and waysides, in pavement cracks and on waste ground in built-up areas. Occasionally found as a weed of cultivation and as an introduction from wool shoddy, grain and grass-seed mixtures. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte V. myuros has a Eurosiberian Southern-temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 866

Height (cm): 62

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: 1134

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 117

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: 1.55

Weighted Changed Factor: 55

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

23

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000464947