Astragalus alpinus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeAstragalusAstragalus alpinus

Ecology

A perennial herb of species-rich, locally flushed calcareous grassland, and on base-rich ledges and rocky outcrops. Montane, from 650 m (Ben Vrackie, E. Perth) to 770 m (Creig an Dail Bheag, S. Aberdeen).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Arctic-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 11

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1275

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 4

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003268

Scarce Atlas Account

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