Calamagrostis epigejos

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeCalamagrostisCalamagrostis epigejos

Ecology

A tufted rhizomatous perennial, occurring in damp woods, ditches, fens, ungrazed or lightly grazed grasslands, and on sheltered sea-cliffs and sand dunes; also as a colonist of artificial habitats such as old quarries, roadsides and railway banks. It usually grows on light sands or heavy clays. 0-370 m (Great Asby, Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurasian Boreo-temperate element.

© S. Hammonds

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 812

Height (cm): 200

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 936

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 9

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 0.47

Weighted Changed Factor: -9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

34

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002630