Potentilla anglica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaePotentillaPotentilla anglica

Ecology

A procumbent perennial of heaths, dry banks, woodland borders and field edges, usually on well-drained acidic soils, but avoiding podsols. It can also occur on waste ground and railway embankments. 0?410 m (Fron Hill, Rads.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; also in N. America.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1045

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Far-creeping by stolons in illuminated medium

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1248

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 733

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 0.11

Weighted Changed Factor: -5

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

27

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000462026