Galium uliginosum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRubiaceaeGaliumGalium uliginosum

Ecology

A perennial herb of base-rich marshes and fens, usually in drier and more calcareous habitats than G. palustre, although the two may sometimes be found growing together. 0-750 m (Cross Fell, Cumberland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurasian Boreo-temperate element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 961

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1435

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 102

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.14

Weighted Changed Factor: -3

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004317