Rumex aquaticus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPolygonaceaeRumexRumex aquaticus

Ecology

An aquatic perennial herb growing on silty and gravelly lake shores, beside ditches and streams, in marshes, wet fields and woodland clearings. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1795

Height (cm): 180

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Comment on Life Form

a semi-rosette hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 3

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003783