Artemisia campestris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeArtemisiaArtemisia campestris

Ecology

A perennial herb found in the Breckland in short open grassland, grass-heath, on forest rides and tracks, in abandoned arable fields, and on roadsides. It does not persist in tall, closed turf but sometimes reappears following disturbance. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 620

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Comment on Life Form

Has creeping woody underground stem; above-ground overwintering shoots much shorter than flowering stem

Woodiness

Semi-woody

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 9

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.42

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004476