Lamium amplexicaule

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeLamiumLamium amplexicaule

Ecology

An annual of open, cultivated and waste ground, usually found on light, dry soils. It also occurs on walls, by railways and in cracks in pavements. 0-455 m (Atholl, E. Perth).

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte L. amplexicaule has a Eurosiberian Southern-temperate distribution, but it is widely naturalised so that distribution is now Circumpolar Southern-temperate.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 842

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: 1485

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 70

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: -0.22

Weighted Changed Factor: -9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004240