Trichophorum cespitosum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeTrichophorumTrichophorum cespitosum

Ecology

A densely tufted perennial herb occurring on peaty moors and bogs over acidic soils, persisting even in burnt and heavily deer-grazed areas. It is also local on open ground on wet lowland heaths in S. & E. England, where it often avoids the wettest sites and favours grazed, burnt and trampled areas. 0-1190 m (above Caenlochan, Angus).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1312

Height (cm): 35

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1553

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 629

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.31

Weighted Changed Factor: -17

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

8

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000464550