Euphorbia peplus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbiaEuphorbia peplus

Ecology

An annual of cultivated, disturbed and waste ground, frequently growing close to human habitation and favouring well-drained and nutrient-rich soils in sun-warmed situations. 0-410 m in Mid-W. Yorkshire.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte E. peplus has a European Southern-temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 950

Height (cm): 30

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: 1911

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 525

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: -0.17

Weighted Changed Factor: 35

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

15

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003733