Saxifraga hirsuta

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSaxifragaceaeSaxifragaSaxifraga hirsuta

Ecology

A perennial, stoloniferous herb, found growing only in damp, shaded places, such as woods, N.-facing cliffs and banks, and by streams and on rocks in the mountains. Naturalised populations in Britain, often derived from garden escapes, are often found on limestone, whereas in its native Ireland the species occurs only on siliceous rock. 0?915 m (Mt Brandon, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1334

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Shortly creeping, stolons in illuminated medium

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 36

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 1.39

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003495