Orobanche artemisiae-campestris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrobanchaceaeOrobancheOrobanche artemisiae-campestris

Ecology

An annual or perennial occurring mainly on the ledges and fine calcareous debris of coastal chalk cliffs where it parasitises species of Asteraceae, especially Picris hieracioides. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral rock (does not include maritime grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 753

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Annual

Perennation - secondary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Life Form - secondary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 6

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004179

Atlas text references

Atlas (238a)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Rumsey FJ, Jury SL
1991.  An account of Orobanche L. in Britain and Ireland. Watsonia. 18:257-295.
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.