Teucrium scordium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeTeucriumTeucrium scordium


This stoloniferous perennial herb has been recorded in a variety of wetland habitats with fluctuating water levels, including the margins of dune-slack pools, reed-fen, clay-pits and the banks of rivers, ponds and ditches. In Ireland it is often recorded from turloughs. Flowering and seed production can be poor. Lowland.



World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 740

Life form information

Height (cm): 55

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 24

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 12

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.64

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status


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.

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