Astragalus glycyphyllos

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeAstragalusAstragalus glycyphyllos

Ecology

A straggling perennial herb of cliffs, wood-borders, chalk pits and scrubby grassland on railway banks and road verges; mainly on calcareous soils and thriving on warm, sheltered banks and hollows without too much grazing. Generally lowland, but reaching 365 m at Winskill Stones (Mid-W. Yorks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; also in C. Asia.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 711

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 357

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.36

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003269