Salix lanata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSalicaceaeSalixSalix lanata

Ecology

A low shrub of damp base-rich mountain rock ledges and crags in N.-facing corries, often in areas where snow lies late. It is usually on calcareous schist and rarely on limestone. From 620 m to 1035 m (Geal Charn, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Arctic-montane element; absent from mountains of C. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Montane habitats (acid grassland and heath with montane species)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 10.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1723

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 15

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.07

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003881