Eriophorum gracile

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeEriophorumEriophorum gracile

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial found in the wettest parts of bogs, transitional mires, poor fens and on the edge of Alnus carr, typically over liquid peats. Its sites are calcareous or moderately acidic, and have some water movement. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe; rare and declining in Europe and Fennoscandia.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1006

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 17

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 14

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.2

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000458556