Alopecurus myosuroides

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeAlopecurusAlopecurus myosuroides

Ecology

An annual of rank and neglected grassland and arable land, rapidly increasing by seed to become a pest, particularly of cereal crops. It grows on both light and heavy soils. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte A. myosuroides has a European Southern-temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

© Mahanova, Alla

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 765

Height (cm): 80

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: 1071

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 6

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 0.42

Weighted Changed Factor: 11

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

16

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000455779