Succisa pratensis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaDipsacaceaeSuccisaSuccisa pratensis

Ecology

A perennial herb, growing in a wide range of moist to moderately free-draining habitats, and favouring mildly acidic soils. It occurs in woodland rides, in heathland and grassland and in mires, and in the uplands on cliff ledges and in ravines. 0-970 m (Carnedd Dafydd, Caerns.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1124

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Clonality - secondary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Comment on Clonality

"may produce stolons to 10 cm (Biol Flora, 1955); limited potential for clonal growth (J Ecol 91,19,2003)"

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2633

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 934

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.57

Weighted Changed Factor: -10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

16

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004352