Limonium vulgare

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPlumbaginaceaeLimoniumLimonium vulgare

Ecology

A perennial herb of ungrazed or lightly grazed muddy saltmarshes, occasionally also growing amongst nearby rocks and on the stonework of sea-walls. Its habitats are similar to those of Limonium humile, which often grows with it. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Littoral sediment (includes saltmarsh and saltmarsh pools)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 6

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 821

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: 231

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

Atlas Change Index: -0.31

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460364