Leucojum vernum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeLeucojumLeucojum vernum

Ecology

A bulbous perennial herb of damp soils, thoroughly naturalised in woodland and scrub, by watercourses and in grassy places. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

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

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 894

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Bulbous geophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tuberous or bulbous, slowing cloning by offsets

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 67

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 1.23

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002251