Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeDianthusDianthus gratianopolitanus

Ecology

This densely tufted perennial herb is now mainly confined to high, inaccessible crevices and ledges on Carboniferous limestone cliffs, though it is also found in tightly-grazed, species-rich limestone turf. It reproduces only by seed. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Inland rock (quarries, cliffs, screes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 2

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 979

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Woodiness

Semi-woody

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

Atlas Change Index: 0.19

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000458066

Atlas text references

Atlas (66a)
Jalas & Suominen (1986)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.