Filago vulgaris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeFilagoFilago vulgaris

Ecology

An autumn- or spring-germinating annual of dry, open, acidic to neutral and occasionally calcareous habitats including open grassland, quarries and rocky ledges, sand-pits and dunes, sandy heaths and tracks, and arable and other cultivated ground. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element; also recorded in C. Asia. It reaches its northern limit in Scotland and Jutland.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Boundary and linear features (eg hedges, roadsides, walls)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 832

Height (cm): 35

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: 980

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 78

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: -1.2

Weighted Changed Factor: 51

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

29

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004403