Stellaria graminea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeStellariaStellaria graminea

Ecology

A perennial herb of damp or free-draining, neutral and acidic soils. Habitats include woodland clearings, neglected pastures, hay meadows, grass-heaths, hedge banks and waysides. It is tolerant of some nutrient enrichment, and is often a constituent of neglected pasture. 0-740 m (Knock Fell, Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© Shannon, P

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1065

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2446

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 852

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: -0.02

Weighted Changed Factor: 5

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003037

Atlas text references

Atlas (71b)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1983)