Seriphidium maritimum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeSeriphidiumSeriphidium maritimum

Ecology

An aromatic perennial herb occurring in the upper, drier parts of saltmarshes; also found on shingle, sea-cliffs, waste ground and walls close to the sea, by brackish dykes of drained estuarine marshes and on the banks of tidal rivers. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Suboceanic Temperate element.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Littoral sediment (includes saltmarsh and saltmarsh pools)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 5

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 783

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Life Form - secondary

Hemicryptophyte

Comment on Life Form

genuinely intermediate

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 222

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 20

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.42

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000463463