Cruciata laevipes

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRubiaceaeCruciataCruciata laevipes

Ecology

A perennial herb of deep, well-drained neutral or calcareous soils, typically occurring in ungrazed grassland, open scrub, hedge banks, woodland rides and edges, and on waysides. 0-550 m (Garrigill, Cumberland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 892

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1475

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.77

Weighted Changed Factor: -6

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

12

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004304

Atlas text references

Atlas (259d)
Grime JP, Hodgson JG, Hunt R
1988.  Comparative Plant Ecology.
Meusel H, Jäger EJ
1992.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 3. 2 vols.