Lavatera cretica

Ecology

An annual or biennial herb occurring in mostly open habitats near the sea, including bulb fields, old quarries, roadsides and disturbed ground. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

L. cretica has a Mediterranean-Atlantic distribution.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 875

Life form information

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 31

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: 0.15

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003138

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 (89a)
Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies,
de Bolòs, O., and Vigo J.
, Barcelona, (1990)

The wildflowers of Guernsey,
McClintock, D.
, London, (1975)

British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)