Gaudinia fragilis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeGaudiniaGaudinia fragilis

Ecology

An annual or short-lived perennial herb of meadows, pastures and waysides on calcareous clay soils; also an occasional casual around docks and on tips. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Submediterranean-Subatlantic element.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 865

Height (cm): 45

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: 47

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000458991

Atlas text references

McClintock D
1972.  Short Notes. Gaudinia fragilis (L.) Beauv. Watsonia. 9:143-146.
Marren PR
1999.  Britain's rare flowers.