Erysimum cheiri

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeErysimumErysimum cheiri

Ecology

A perennial herb widely naturalised on cliffs, old walls and rocks, particularly on calcareous substrates where it is often very persistent. It tolerates poor, thin, dry soils, but a warm site is essential. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

A plant of garden origin, widely naturalised in W. & C. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 848

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Life Form - secondary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Semi-woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 907

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 97

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: 1.05

Weighted Changed Factor: 49

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

33

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002904