Armeria arenaria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPlumbaginaceaeArmeriaArmeria arenaria

Ecology

A perennial herb of fixed sand dunes and coastal headlands. It has a more inland distribution than A. maritima subsp. maritima, and rarely grows with it. It is also recorded as a casual. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Suboceanic Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 6.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 843

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Comment on Life Form

basically a chamaephyte; it does not die back or attempt to hide

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456075

Atlas text references

Atlas (200b)
Le Sueur F
1984.  Flora of Jersey.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.