Sagina apetala

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeSaginaSagina apetala

Ecology

An annual of open situations, predominately in artificial habitats but also in gravelly and sandy places. 0-425 m (Grinton, N.W. Yorks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Built-up areas and gardens

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 989

Life form information

Height (cm): 15

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2020

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 646

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: 0.25

Weighted Changed Factor: 55

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

16

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004655

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 (72b
c)
Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
Hultén, E., and Fries M.
, Königstein, (1986)

Jalas & Suominen (1983)