Poa nemoralis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaePoaPoa nemoralis

Ecology

A tufted perennial herb of woodland rides and glades, hedgerows and other shaded places; also locally on walls, and in the mountains on dry rock ledges. It was occasionally sown in woodlands and parks for its ornamental value, while in some areas it may have been introduced with wool shoddy, grass-seed or soil. Generally lowland, but reaching 915 m (Sgurr na Lappaich, Glen Farrar, Easterness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 4

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1015

Height (cm): 75

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1960

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5

Atlas Change Index: 0.27

Weighted Changed Factor: -17

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002550