Lathyrus nissolia

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeLathyrusLathyrus nissolia

Ecology

An inconspicuous annual of open, often disturbed, habitats on chalk and heavy calcareous clay soils. It is found on grassy banks, verges, railway banks, woodland rides, and coastal grassland and shingle. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 742

Height (cm): 75

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: 567

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: 0.54

Weighted Changed Factor: 4

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

40

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003299

Atlas text references

Atlas (116d)
Cannon JFM
1964.  Infraspecific variation in Lathyrus nissolia L. Watsonia. 6:28-35.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.