Matthiola sinuata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeMatthiolaMatthiola sinuata

Ecology

A biennial or short-lived perennial herb of sand dunes and sea-cliffs. Most colonies are on young, fairly mobile dunes, and it has probably spread in the past by seeds floating in sea-water to new sites. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1089

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 19

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 8

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 6

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460621