Lupinus polyphyllus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeLupinusLupinus polyphyllus

Ecology

A biennial or short-lived perennial herb, found on roadside and railway banks, river shingle, rubbish tips and waste places. Populations are often naturalised. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of western N. America.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 828

Life form information

Height (cm): 150

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 215

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 3

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460487

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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