Sedum telephium

Ecology

A perennial herb, found on wood-borders, hedge banks, roadsides, rocky banks and in limestone pavement, often in very small but very persistent colonies. It also occurs as an uncommon ancient woodland plant, but sometimes fails to flower in this habitat. 0-455 m (Falcon Clints, Co. Durham).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurasian Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1032

Life form information

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1197

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.34

Weighted Changed Factor: 14

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

28

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003467

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 (133b)
Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
Hultén, E., and Fries M.
, Königstein, (1986)

Jalas & Suominen (1999)
Flora Britannica,
Mabey, R.
, London, (1996)

Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., Jäger E., and Weinert E.
, Jena, (1965)

Rackham (1975
1980)
The climatic control of the altitudinal distribution of Sedum rosea (L.) Scop. and S. telephium L. II. The analysis of plant growth in controlled environments,
Woodward, F. I.
, New Phytologist, Volume 74, p.335-348, (1975)

The climatic control of the altitudinal distribution of Sedum rosea (L.) Scop. and S. telephium L. I. Field observations,
Woodward, F. I., and Pigott C. D.
, New Phytologist, Volume 74, p.323-334, (1975)