Crepis foetida

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeCrepisCrepis foetida

Ecology

An annual or biennial herb now found only on disturbed coastal shingle, but formerly also in open sandy or chalky habitats inland. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte C. foetida has a Eurosiberian Southern-temperate distribution.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 707

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Perennation - secondary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Comment on Life Form

"CTW & Stace say ""annual or biennial""; Butcher says biennial"

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 33

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004571