Sambucus ebulus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaprifoliaceaeSambucusSambucus ebulus

Ecology

A robust perennial rhizomatous herb occurring infrequently in hedgerows, on roadsides and waste ground, usually in small numbers but locally forming thickets (Lavin & Wilmore, 1994). Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte S. ebulus has a European Southern-temperate distribution.

Broad Habitats

Boundary and linear features (eg hedges, roadsides, walls)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 913

Height (cm): 150

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 533

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 147

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.17

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004323