Sanguisorba officinalis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaeSanguisorbaSanguisorba officinalis

Ecology

A perennial herb of neutral grassland, occurring on alluvial or peaty soils in damp or dry, unimproved pastures, hay meadows and marshy meadows, on river banks and lake shores and in base-enriched flushes on grassy heaths. 0-460 m near Cauldron Snout, Teesdale (Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreo-temperate element, but absent as a native from eastern N. America; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 938

Height (cm): 120

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 946

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 12

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.23

Weighted Changed Factor: -11

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003387