Eriophorum angustifolium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeEriophorumEriophorum angustifolium

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial of open, wet, peaty ground, both calcareous and acidic, sometimes colonising peat-cuttings and often growing in standing water. Its habitats range from upland blanket bogs and hillside flushes to wet heaths and marshy meadows in the lowlands. 0-1100 m (Ben Alder, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Wide-boreal element.

Broad Habitats

Bog

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1194

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2134

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 831

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: -0.79

Weighted Changed Factor: -11

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

9

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002372

Atlas text references

Atlas (346c)
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.
Phillips ME
1954.  Biological Flora of the British Isles. No. 43. Eriophorum angustifolium Roth. Journal of Ecology. 42:612-622.