Veronica agrestis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeVeronicaVeronica agrestis

Ecology

This spring-germinating annual is a colonist of cultivated land, waysides, gardens and allotments. It prefers soils which are well-drained and acidic, occurring on calcareous substrates only when there is surface leaching. 0-410 m on Malham Moor (Mid-W. Yorks.) and 455 m in E. Perth.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte V. agrestis has a European Temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15

Annual Precipitation (mm): 963

Height (cm): 10

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1715

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 177

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: -0.38

Weighted Changed Factor: 15

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

29

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004125