Kobresia simpliciuscula

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeKobresiaKobresia simpliciuscula

Ecology

A densely tufted perennial herb of open situations, occurring in stony flushes, base-rich mires and wet, grassy or sedge-rich turf on limestone or calcareous mica-schist. Generally montane, occurring as low as 360 m in Teesdale (N.W. Yorks.) but reaching 1065 m on Meall Garbh (Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Arctic-montane element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 11.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 2044

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 18

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.58

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460031