Cerastium brachypetalum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeCerastiumCerastium brachypetalum

Ecology

An annual of dry, calcareous, open grassland and railway banks. Seed is freely produced but is poorly dispersed, with colonies appearing in the same place year after year. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

A European Southern-temperate species.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 657

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003024

Atlas text references

Atlas (68d)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1983)
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.