Limonium dodartiforme

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPlumbaginaceaeLimoniumLimonium dodartiforme

Ecology

A perennial herb found mainly on chalk sea-cliffs, but with a few small outlying populations on stabilised shingle (Chesil Beach), on limestone at Lulworth and on Purbeck, and on breakwaters in Portland Harbour (all in Dorset). Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Endemic.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral rock (does not include maritime grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 4

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 865

Height (cm): 40

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 8

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000459826

Atlas text references

Ingrouille MJ, Stace CA
1986.  The Limonium binervosum aggregate (Plumbaginaceae) in the British Isles. Journal of the Linnean Society. 92:177-217.
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.