Rumex crispus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPolygonaceaeRumexRumex crispus

Ecology

An annual to short-lived perennial herb of waste ground, roadsides, disturbed pastures and arable land; also in a range of coastal habitats including drift-lines, shingle beaches, sand dunes, tidal river banks and the uppermost parts of saltmarshes. 0?845 m (Great Dun Fell, Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element, but widely naturalised so that distribution is now Circumpolar Southern-temperate.

© H. Higgins, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 2

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1087

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: 2724

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 958

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: 0.11

Weighted Changed Factor: -9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

22

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003789