Luzula sylvatica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeLuzulaLuzula sylvatica

Ecology

Characteristic of a range of damp, acidic, usually shaded habitats, this rhizomatous patch-former is found in lowland woods, often beside streams, on peaty heaths and moors, and on rock ledges and rocky streamsides in mountainous regions. It is intolerant of grazing and it is often confined to woods or, in the uplands, rocks. 0-1040 m (Carrantuohil, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1208

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2058

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 621

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: -0.02

Weighted Changed Factor: 10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

13

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460501