Elymus caninus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeElymusElymus caninus

Ecology

A loosely tufted perennial herb, intolerant of grazing, found in partially shaded sites in woodland, on river banks and roadside margins on free-draining, mainly base-rich, soils. It is also found in mountain areas in gullies, on cliffs and rock-ledges. 0-810 m (Creag na Caillich, Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 8

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 981

Height (cm): 110

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1669

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 122

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.27

Weighted Changed Factor: 7

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002594

Atlas text references

Atlas (389c
d)
Grime JP, Hodgson JG, Hunt R
1988.  Comparative Plant Ecology.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.