Blysmus rufus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeBlysmusBlysmus rufus

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial herb, found in sandy or gravelly wet runnels and depressions in saltmarshes, and in brackish ditches and dune-slacks. It also occurs on rocky shores, in freshwater seepages and beside streams where they debouch onto the beach. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreal-montane element; also in C. Asia and N. America.

Broad Habitats

Littoral sediment (includes saltmarsh and saltmarsh pools)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 5

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1371

Height (cm): 37

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 367

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 74

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.53

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000456533