Chrysosplenium alternifolium

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSaxifragaceaeChrysospleniumChrysosplenium alternifolium

Ecology

A perennial, stoloniferous herb found in boggy ground in woods, by streamsides, on wet rocks and mountain ledges, cliffs and gullies, usually in shade and usually with a supply of alkaline water. It is also found in montane, bryophyte-dominated flushes. 0-915 m (Ben Lawers, Mid Perth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Wide-boreal element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1042

Life form information

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Far-creeping by stolons in illuminated medium

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 790

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.62

Weighted Changed Factor: -18

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

36

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003511

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

References: Atlas (139d)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1999)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.