Pentaglottis sempervirens

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaBoraginaceaePentaglottisPentaglottis sempervirens

Ecology

This erect perennial herb is mostly found near habitation in lightly shaded habitats, including waste ground, roadside-banks, hedgerows, scrub and woodland, but it also grows on riversides. It reproduces prolifically from seed and can be very invasive. Generally lowland, but reaching 380 m at Upper Glenlivet (Banffs.).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of S.W. Europe, but naturalised in W. Europe north of its native range.

© M. Cotterill, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 915

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1753

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 88

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: 1.81

Weighted Changed Factor: 53

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

13

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000461565

Atlas text references

Atlas (212c)