Lamium maculatum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeLamiumLamium maculatum

Ecology

This rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennial herb is naturalised on rough ground, rubbish tips, roadsides and waste places, usually close to habitation. Generally lowland, but recorded at 490 m above Garrigill (Cumberland).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

A European Temperate species, absent as a native from much of W. Europe.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 8

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 869

Height (cm): 35

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 923

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 15

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Weighted Changed Factor: 59

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

34

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460084