Euphorbia exigua

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbiaEuphorbia exigua

Ecology

An annual of arable land, less frequently occurring in other areas of disturbed ground such as gardens, waste ground and bare patches in dry grassland. It favours dry, light and base-rich soils in sunny situations. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte E. exigua has a European Southern-temperate distribution.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 783

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1039

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 125

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

Atlas Change Index: -1.18

Weighted Changed Factor: 4

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

28

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003734