Rubia peregrina

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRubiaceaeRubiaRubia peregrina


A scrambling, evergreen perennial of hedge banks, scrub, walls, cliffs and other rocky places near the coast, or very locally on calcareous soils further inland. Lowland.



World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1031

Life form information

Height (cm): 90

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary


Life Form - secondary


Comment on Life Form

perhaps genuinely intermediate



Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 240

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 79

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 7

Atlas Change Index: 0.17

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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.

Atlas text references

Atlas (263c)
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1995.  Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes.